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Medicines 2015, 2(2), 67-92; doi:10.3390/medicines2020067

A Survey of Chemical Compositions and Biological Activities of Yemeni Aromatic Medicinal Plants

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Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
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Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Sana'a University, P.O. Box 13150 Sana'a, Yemen
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Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Clinical Pharmacy, Albaha University, P.O. Box 1988 Al Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Academic Editor: Ronan Batista
Received: 4 April 2015 / Revised: 11 May 2015 / Accepted: 20 May 2015 / Published: 28 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medicinal Plants and Phytomedicines)
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Abstract

Yemen is a small country located in the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen’s coastal lowlands, eastern plateau, and deserts give it a diverse topography, which along with climatic factors make it opulent in flora. Despite the introduction of Western medicinal system during the middle of the twentieth century, herbal medicine still plays an important role in Yemen. In this review, we present a survey of several aromatic plants used in traditional medicine in Yemen, their traditional uses, their volatile chemical compositions, and their biological activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: aromatic plants; herbal medicine; essential oil compositions; Asteraceae; Burseraceae; Lamiaceae; Yemen aromatic plants; herbal medicine; essential oil compositions; Asteraceae; Burseraceae; Lamiaceae; Yemen
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Chhetri, B.K.; Ali, N.A.A.; Setzer, W.N. A Survey of Chemical Compositions and Biological Activities of Yemeni Aromatic Medicinal Plants. Medicines 2015, 2, 67-92.

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