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Table 1 Summary of 26 papers on medicinal plants in Morocco including methods used for botanical identification (use of a botanical key, name of the botanist, institution of the botanist or authors and number of species identified)

From: Botanical identification of medicinal roots collected and traded in Morocco and comparison to the existing literature

Paper Methodology Keys Botanists Institutions Voucher mentioned Voucher N° reported Number of Plant Species Identified Study area
Bellakhdar et al. [4] Interviews and specimen collection with traditional healers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 231 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Benkhnigue et al. [14] Ethnobotanical investigations, based on 280 interviews, conducted during two periods in 2006 and 2007. Yes No No No No 149 5
Eddouks et al. [15] Ethnobotanical information was obtained from 280 local residents. No Yes Yes Yes Yes 92 13
El Amrani et al. [16] Ethnobotanical study carried out with herbalists, traditional healers and patients. Samples were purchased from herbalists stores. No No No No No 42 13
El Mansouri et al. [17] Samples of plants used locally were harvested on land and/or requested from herbalists. Yes No No No No 109 13
El Rhaffari [18] Ethnobotanical study carried out with herbalists, traditional healers and patients (leishmaniose cutanée) Yes No No Yes No 61 13
El Rhaffari and Zaid, [19] Surveys carried out with herbalists, traditional healers and consumers. No Yes Yes Yes No 215 13
El-Hilaly et al. [20] Standard Ethnobotanical survey of the Taounate with (1) those who knew and/or used plants for medicinal purposes and (2) those who used plants and plant products for commercial purposes (plant collectors, wholesalers, retailers). No Yes Yes Yes No 102 15
Ennabili et al. [21] 295 interviews at 29 sites using a structured questionnaire form. Yes Yes Yes Yes No 78 16
González-Tejero et al. [22] In Ouezanne region, 87 Semi-structured interviews and participant observation of 72 informants. Yes Yes Yes Yes No 100 5
Hseini et al. [23] An inventory of medicinal plants was carried out in the region of Rabat with traditional healers. Yes Yes Yes No No 280 10
Jouad et al. [24] Interview of 25 traditional herbal healers and a total of more than 1153 patients who use medicinal plants for treatment. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 90 14
Kabbaj et al. [25] Information on the anti-cancer plants used, method of preparation, dosage, treatment duration and observance during phytotherapy. No No No No No 55 10
Khabbach [26] 1) Survey of 291 of the local population interviewees, 2) Field verification surveying Yes Yes Yes No No 140 15
Lahsissene and Kahouadji [27] Two ethnobotanical surveys were carried out with the local community of the Zaër area (2002–2003 et 2003–2004). No No No No Yes 228 10
Lahsissene et al., [28] Ethnobotanical study carried out with traditional healers, herbalists and users of medicinal plants. Yes No Yes No No 228 10
Larhsini et al. [29] 12 plant species selected for testing based on folk-medicine reports No No No No No 12 Not reported
Larhsini et al. [30] Plants were collected in the south of Morocco. Antipyretic activity of three medicinal species. No No Yes Yes Yes 3 4
Markouk et al. [31] Plant materials were authenticated by a single academic expert and were then tested for insect repellent abilities by separating specific substrates such as leaves or aqueous extracts No No Yes Yes Yes 4 4, 10, 12
Mehdioui and Kahouadji [32] Interviews were carried out with local community of Imi n’Tlit. No No No No No 42 7
Merzouki et al. [33] Each plant species was identified by Ethnobotanical survey/collection of plants local herbalists and uses were indexed interviews with 785 persons No No Yes Yes Yes 186 16
Mouhajir et al. [34] The plants were collected in several regions of Morocco in the summers (Atlas & Rif Mountains and Sahara) of1997–2000. No No Yes Yes No 75 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
Salhi et al. [35] Ethnobotanical survey carried out with the local community. No No No No No 55 5
Sqalli et al. [36] 31 species were collected for assessing their Antimycobacterien effect. No No No Yes No 31 16
Tahraoui et al. [37] Ethno-pharmacological survey given to 400 who knew about and/or had used medicinal plants, including suppliers and vendors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 64 13
Ziyyat et al. [38] Interviews were carried out with people suffering, both diabetes and high blood pressure No Yes Yes Yes Yes 42 8, 15