Ethnobotanical of Euphorbiaceae used in Hajjah district - Republic of Yemen
This paper is based on the results of an ethnomedicinal research about the conventional medical use of any family Euphorbiaceae plant during summer 2016 in Hajjah District Republic of Yemen. The study revealed 5 plant species belonging to 3 genera Belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae are being used as medicine. The local people know the prospect and the nature of the plant utilization, through personal experiences and ancestral prescriptions. It was concluded that some plants are used singly while many others are used in combination. Similarly, few plant species are used for the treatment of a specific disease, while several others have multiple uses. The plants were mainly used Malaria, typhoid, Tumors, Sterile, purgative and laxative belly. The present investigation will help in the preservation of indigenous knowledge of the local people, which is depleting day by day. The most important of these species: Acalypha fruticosa Willd, Euphorbia cactus Ehrenb. Euphorbia fruticose Forssk, Jatropha Curcas L, Euphorbia granulata Forssk.