To evaluate how plants in folk medicine and diverse forms of application by the communities of the municipality of Milagres in Ceará.


To evaluate how plants in folk medicine and diverse forms of application by the communities of the municipality of Milagres in Ceará.


Soares, C. L. R1,2; Silva, M.R.P3; Neto, P.P.M2; Lucena, C.C.O4; Pereira, P.S.5; Silva, T. G. 6

1Estudante Graduação em Ciências Biológicas da Universidade Federal da Paraíba- UFPB; 2Estudante de Pós Graduação em Ciências Biológicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco- UFPE. 3Estudante de Graduação do Curso de Ciências Biológicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco- UFPE; 4Estudante de Pós Graduação em Ciências Farmacêuticas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco- UFPE; 5Estudante de Pós Graduação em Biotecnologia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco- UFPE; 6Docente/ Pesquisadora do Departamento de Antibióticos da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco- UFPE.


Introduction: The lack of medical care, pharmaceutical and economic crisis, such as information on the use of medicinal plants, developing an empirical knowledge about the use of nature. A Brazilian popular medicine reflects the knowledge transmitted as generations that spread their knowledge about a medicinal flora, becoming as medicinal plants tools in pharmaceutical care. Ceará is rich in medicinal species endemic to the region, traditionally inhabited by the population, but little explored by pharmacology. Objective: To evaluate how plants in folk medicine and diverse forms of application by the communities of the municipality of Milagres in Ceará. Methodology: The research was carried out in the municipality of Milagres-CE, between November and December, through the questionnaire applied in several points of the city and rural area for consumers and raizeiros. Results: The most common plants in this community are: Lemon grass, Anise, Lemon balm, Spearmint and Eucalyptus. Reports of the interviewees showed that the treatment with medicinal plants resulted in the improvement up to 100% of the pathology. Conclusion: The population makes use of listed species treatment of pathologies indiscriminately. A study is needed on the use of medicinal plants in this region and a transmission of knowledge to a population.


Keywords: Ceará; Ethnobotany; Medicinal plants


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Soares, C. L. R; Silva, M. R. P; Neto, P. P. M ; Lucena, C. C. O; Pereira, P. S. ; Silva, T. G. To evaluate how plants in folk medicine and diverse forms of application by the communities of the municipality of Milagres in Ceará. Pharmacological studies on the renal and hepatic effect of methanol leaf extract of Lupinus arboreus in rats. Journal of Herbal Medicine Research, 2018,3:25. DOI:10.28933/jhmr-2018-06-2801