International Journal of Preventive Medicine

Abstract

Our results were: The average age was 56 ± 10 years, with extremes between 20 and 90 years; the sex ratio was 1.7 with a female predominance; the phytotherapy was found in 43.2% of our patients; the main reasons for this choice were therapeutic efficacy of medicinal plants in 90.6% of cases; 3% of cases for the high cost of conventional medical treatment; 40 medicinal plants were identified, included used parts of each plant and their preparation [Table 1]; the most commonly used plant was the Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum‐graecum) in 88.3% of cases with 30.2% in monotherapy and 58.13% in combination with other plants; 30.2% had used the sage (Salvia officinalis); The phytotherapy was practiced by most diabetic women most of whom had unbalanced diabetes (glycated hemoglobin [HbA1c] >7%) with a P = 0.05; adverse events were awarded in 75% of cases to the ingestion of preparations of several medicinal plants; In only 6% of cases the side effects were mild and disappeared rapidly after stopping the plant ingestion; The delay of occurrence of adverse effects is between 1 and 30 days; no significant correlation was found between this practice and the intellectual level of education, socioeconomic, history of diabetes and its complications.

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@inproceedings{DiarraInternationalJO, title={International Journal of Preventive Medicine}, author={Martin Diarra and Hanan El Ouahabi and Hanae Bouxid and Sa{\"{i}d Boujraf and Youssef Khabbal and Farida Ajdi} }