Review Article | Volume : 2 Issue : 1, January 2012

Some Medicinal Plants Cultivated in Iran

Shahram Sharafzadeh Omid Alizadeh   

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Abstract

Medicinal plants contain plant materials such as leaf, root, flower and seed using for producing drugs. Essential oils and extracts of various species of edible and medicinal plants, herbs, and spices constitute of very potent natural biologically active agents. Iran with 1.64 million km2 areas has 7500-8000 plant species. Iran is an ancient country in usage of herbal plants. The ancient Persians soon became familiar with various medicinal plants. Several medicinal species are cultivated in Iran. This review focuses on some of these plants such asZiziphora, Stachys, Satureja, Thymus, Scrophularia, Thymbra, Tanacetum, Ocimum and Crocus.


Keyword:     Iran secondary metabolites natural drugs medicinal plants.


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