Lakoraj. A study on ethno-botany of the Esfedan in the east of Iran

The ethnobotany of the medicinal plants of Esfedan in the South Khorasan province is significant to understand the cultures and traditions of the Esfedan people. We documented 19 medicinal plant species belonging to 12 families and also focused on the specification of the application, preparing, treatment and administrative mode of the native plants in the area. The botanical names, family names, local names, parts of the plants used are provided in this paper. We recorded the traditional knowledge and use of medicinal plants from herbal practitioners, traditional healers and village seniors in Esfedan. The obtained results were compared with traditional medical plants of Sirjan, Kerman Province.