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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 8329817, 11 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/8329817
Research Article

Indigenous Uses and Pharmacological Activity of Traditional Medicinal Plants in Mount Taibai, China

1College of Landscape Architecture and Arts, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China
2College of Forestry, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Dengwu Li

Received 10 October 2016; Revised 13 January 2017; Accepted 22 January 2017; Published 20 February 2017

Academic Editor: Jairo Kennup Bastos

Copyright © 2017 Na Chang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the indigenous use and pharmacological activity of traditional medicinal plants of Mount Taibai, China. Pharmacological data were collected by conducting informal interviews with local experienced doctors practicing traditional Chinese medicine and via open-ended questionnaires on villagers. We conclude that the residents of Mt. Taibai possess rich pharmacological knowledge. This study may help identify high-value traditional medicinal plant species, promote economic development associated with local medicinal plants, and increase awareness from government departments.