Loubna Kharchoufa

Loubna Kharchoufa
Université Mohammed Premier | UMP · Department of Biology

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Introduction
Loubna Kharchoufa currently works at the Department of Biology, Université Mohammed Premier. Loubna does research in Ethnobotany.

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Publications (23)
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Atriplex halimus L., also known as Mediterranean saltbush, and locally as "Lgtef", an hal-ophytic shrub, is used extensively to treat a wide variety of ailments in Morocco. The present study was undertaken to determine the antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity of the ethanolic extract of A. halimus leaves (AHEE). We first determined the phytochemic...
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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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Punica granatum is a tree of the Punicaceae family which is widespread all over the world with several types of varieties. Its fruit juice is highly prized, whereas the bark, rich in in phyto-chemicals such as flavonoids, hydrolysable tannins, phenolic acids, and fatty acids, is regarded an agro-industrial waste. It is utilized in traditional medic...
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Due to the high volume of peel produced, Citrus by-product processing could be a significant source of phenolic compounds, in addition to essential oil. Citrus fruit residues, which are usually dumped as waste in the environment, could be used as a source of nutraceuticals. Citrus aurantium (L), also known as sour or bitter orange, is a member of t...
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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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Introduction: Kidney stone is a major public health problem. Over 5% of the population is affected by kidney stones, with causes a lifetime risk of transmitting renal lithiasis of about 8 to 10%. Objective: The goal of our study is the attitude and awareness of lithiasis patients regarding the use of medicinal plants in eastern Morocco. Methods: We...
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Background: Northeastern Morocco is characterized by a wide range of plants. However, the list of medicinal herbs used in this area has not been identified completely. This work aims to give an exhaustive compendium of medicinal plants used by people in this region. We then compare the plants listed with others documented in some ethnobotanical stu...
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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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This study aims to assess the safety of the Opuntia dillenii (Ker-Gawl) haw. seed oil (ODSO) and its effect on the glucose absorption activity of the isolated rat hemidiaphragm. This oil’s safety was studied by exploring its acute (doses 1, 3, 5, and 7 mL/kg) and subacute (doses 1 and 2 mL/kg) toxicities in albino mice and Wistar rats, respectively...
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Pollen is a male flower gametophyte located in the anthers of stamens in angiosperms and a considerable source of compounds with health protective potential. In the present work, phytochemical screening was carried out as well as analysis of the antioxidant and antibacterial properties of pollen extracts from Micromeria fruticosa, Achillea fragrant...
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Background and Aim: Anacyclus pyrethrum (L.) has been used in traditional North African and Indian medicine for the treatment of several diseases such as cancer, rheumatism, epilepsy, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. Despite its medical benefits, few studies have examined its toxicity. The present study evaluated the acute toxicity of hydroethano...
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In Morocco, Raphanus sativus is a widespread traditional medicinal plant used to treat various kidney diseases such as nephropathy. Objective : The present study aims to evaluate the protective effect of the R. sativus aqueous extract against the gentamicin-induced acute nephrotoxicity in rats. Methods : Rats were randomly separated into four group...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance Caralluma europaea (Guss) N.E.Br. (Family: Apocynaceae), which is known as Daghmous in Morocco. It is widespread in the Mediterranean basin Egypt, Jordan, Spain, Italy, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. The plant has been used as traditional Moroccan medicine for the treatment of diabetes, cancer, cyst, and goiter...
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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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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a major health problem causing severe acute respiratory illness in humans. It has spread rapidly around the globe since its first identification in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The causative virus is called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and the World Health Organizati...
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p> Abstract : Renal lithiasis is a common disease in the eastern region of Morocco, as it threatens the public health because of its repetitive nature as well as the complications it can cause in the kidney. Objective : This study aims to investigate the morphological, molecular, and crystallographic characteristics of kidney stones affecting pat...
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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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Background: Urinary lithiasis is a recurring pathologyin the eastern region of whichsome forms are particularly severe and canlead to renal failure. The disease evolves with the socioeconomic level of populations, coverage health and eating habits. This epidemiological study of urolithiasis is the first in the eastern region of Morocco. It proposes...

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