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Elachouri Mostafa

Elachouri Mostafa
elachouri mostafa · Mohammed first university morocco

PhD

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February 1980 - present
Université Mohammed Premier
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  • Professor
Description
  • I work in the field of the Animal Physiology and ethnopharmacology Interested, specially, by Ethnobotanical and ethnomedicine studies, Also, I am interested by Toxic plants

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Publications (35)
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Thymelaea microphylla Coss .et Dur (T. microphylla), a medicinal herb that grows in arid and desert pastures, has been traditionally utilized by Moroccans to treat many diseases, including kidney failure. This study aims to evaluate the nephroprotective effect against gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity (GM), and thus the antioxidant activity of an a...
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Zingiber officinale Roscoe, commonly known as ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. Such a plant has been incuriously focused on by publishing extensive papers and reviews, which were devoted to understanding such materials and their multiple applications. Following the same topic, this review overlaps the last years’ studies. At pr...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance Skin diseases are among the most common human health affections. A healthy skin promotes a healthy body that can be achieved through modern, allopathic and natural medicines. Therefore, medicinal plants can be a reliable therapy in treating skin diseases in humans through a diverse range of bioactive molecules they co...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Renal disease is a significant public health concern that affects people all over the world. The main limitations of conventional therapy are the adverse reaction on human health and the expensive cost of drugs. Indeed, it is necessary to develop new therapeutic strategies that are less expensive and have fewer side...
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Kidney disease is one of the most common health problems and kidney failure can be fatal. It is one of the health disorders associated with extreme pain and discomfort in patients. In developing countries, such as Morocco where socioeconomic and sanitary conditions are precarious , medicinal plants are considered the primary source of medication. I...
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Opuntia dillenii is a medicinal plant with frequent usage in folk medicine to treat many illnesses. The present study aims to investigate the protective effect of Opuntia dillenii seed oil against gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. The animals (rats) were randomly divided into three groups (i) the normal control group treated only with dist...
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Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam. (Z. lotus) is a medicinal plant species that is widely distributed throughout the Mediterranean basin. Moroccans traditionally use it to treat many illnesses thanks to its beneficial medicinal properties. The purpose of this study is to assess the anti-hyperlipidemic and antioxidant activities of a flavonoid-rich aqueous ex...
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Zizyphus lotus L. (Desf.) (Z. lotus) is a medicinal plant largely distributed all over the Mediterranean basin and is traditionally used by Moroccan people to treat many illnesses, including kidney failure. The nephrotoxicity of gentamicin (GM) has been well documented in humans and animals, although the preventive strategies against it remain to b...
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Herbal medicine and its therapeutic applications are widely practiced in northeastern Morocco, and people are knowledgeable about it. Nonetheless, there is a significant knowledge gap regarding their safety. In this study, we reveal the toxic and potential toxic species used as medicines by people in northeastern Morocco in order to compile and doc...
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Ethnopharmacological Relevance. Haloxylon scoparium Pomel is a herbal medicine traditionally used for treating scorpions and snakebite, diabetes, and stomachache as well as several other diseases. No systematic study of the potential toxicity of the plant has been described. Aim of the Study. The current study is aimed at assessing the potential to...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Cancer is a major health problem worldwide. Drugs' side effects and high cost of treatment remain the main limitations of conventional therapy. Nowadays, developing new therapeutic strategies is necessary. Therefore, medicinal plants can be used to promote novel, safe, and potent anticancer drugs through their natur...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance The full bibliometric records of data retrieved from ethnobotanical field studies carried out in Morocco (1991-2015) was quali-quantitatively analysed. Despite the importance of traditional medicinal uses in Morocco, any comments about the methodologies and approaches adopted by reviewed studies have been undertaken....
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Free radicals are constructed by natural physiological activities in the human cells as well as in the environment. They may be produced as a result of diet, smoking, exercise, inflammation, exposure to sunlight, air pollutants, stress, alcohol and drugs. Imbalanced redox status may lead to cellular oxidative stress, which can damage the cells of t...
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In Morocco, "Zizyphus lotus L." is one of the most widely and traditionally used plant species to treat various diseases, including liver disorders. .e present study was conducted to evaluate the aqueous extract of Zizyphus lotus L. fruit against carbon tetrachloride-(CCL 4-) induced liver damage in Wistar rats. .e animals were daily treated with t...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: This documentpresentstheusesofplantsintraditionalherbal medicines inOrientalMorocco.Italsodeterminesthehomogeneityofinformantknowledgeinmedicinal plants suitablefordifferentailmentcategoriesandthemostpreferredplantspeciesusedtotreateach illness categoryinthestudyarea. Materials andmethods: The ethnobotanicalinformati...
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Belonging to the Mediterranean Basin, Morocco is one of the earth's biologically richest countries. It houses the second greatest biodiversity in the region. The country holds a significant fraction of total vascular plants diversity with an estimated number of plant species. It has the highest number (3913) of native vascular plant species with a...
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Of course, there has been a great growth in scientific information about medicinal plants in recent decades, but in many ways this has proved poor compensation, because such information is accessible, in practice, only to a very few people and anyway, rather little of it is relevant to problems of management and utilization, as encountered in the f...
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Little is known about agricultural pest management and pesticide uses by farmers in oriental Morocco. No information exists on the quantities of pesticide applications, nor the knowledge and management of these agrochemical products used. Our objectives were to determine the extent of pesticide uses and agricultural pest knowledge of farmers in thi...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Although acknowledged as toxic herbs, Aristolochia species are still widely used worldwide. The aristolochic acids (AA) they contain can induce the so-called "aristolochic acid nephropathy", leading to renal fibrosis and upper urinary tract cancer. Traditional Moroccan medicine still often uses Aristolochia species...
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Despite their toxicity toward Human health and environment, the pesticides are widely used in developing countries. Evaluating the pattern of their use would be interesting to assess the appropriateness of adequate intervention. In this paper, results are presented from a study with 140 farmers using a standardized questionnaire, to assess their kn...
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Introduction L’usage des plantes médicinales est trés répandu au Maroc 0005 and 0010. Les Aristolochia baetica et Aristolochia longa sont vendues sous le nom de Beretzem chez les herboristes et sur les marchés traditionnels. Le but de notre travail a été d’effectuer une enquête de terrain dans les régions d’Oujda et de Berkane et, après identificat...
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The region of Berkane in Oriental Morocco is well known for his high agricultural activity; indeed this implies the use of pesticides. But pesticides have harmful effects; they can cause injury to human health as well as to the environment. The range of these adverse health effects includes acute and persistent injury to the nervous system, lung da...
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The book entitled, "Diversity of the genus Gaultheria L. (Ericaceae) in India" provides a detailed taxonomic revision of the genus Gaultheria L. in India including 22 species, of which 3 are new to science. Most of these species are common to its neighbouring countries viz., Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, China and Myanmar. Therefore, it is helpful to t...
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Phytoremedies are becoming mainstream worldwide; the increasing of these medicinal approaches is due to the recognition of the value of traditional medicine and indigenous pharmacopoeia. Although medicinal plants are often promoted as natural and therefore harmless, they are not free from adverse effects. The potential toxicity of herbal medicine i...

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