Introduction: High blood pressure plays an important role in the occurrence of fatal heart diseases. Medicinal plants are an important source for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including high blood pressure. Hence, the purpose of this investigation was to conduct an ethnobotanical study about medicinal plants used for the management of hypertension in Abadeh, South Iran. Methods: This study was performed in Abadeh, South Iran. Ethnobotanical evidence was obtained through interviews and questionnaires among 12 traditional healers. Demographic information was also received from traditional healers. Ultimately, the information was analyzed by Excel. Results: We highlighted that six species of medicinal herbs from four families were administrated for controlling hypertension. On the other hand, we found that Lamiaceae, Asteraceae, Liliaceae, and Brassicaceae families were the most important families used for the management of hypertension, respectively. In addition, it has been concluded that flowers, leaves, roots, aerial parts, onion bulbs, flowering branches, and petals were recommended parts of these medicinal plants for the treatment of hypertension. Furthermore, the results of this study indicated that all of the mentioned medicinal plants were consumed as a decoction for the treatment of hypertension. Conclusion: The mentioned medicinal plants showed beneficial effects against hypertension. Therefore, additional investigations about the therapeutic role of phytochemical constituents presented in these medicinal plants could increase the acceptance of the use of these herbs.
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Dastyar N, Altememy D. Ethnobotanical study for hypertension treatment: An ethnobotanical study of Abadeh, South Iran. Journal of Biochemicals and Phytomedicine. 2022; 1(1): 13–16. doi: 10.34172/jbp.2022.4.