Chinese Journal of Medical History / Zhong Hua Yi Shi Za Zhi

[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 05]

Abstract : The current study is a contribution to a listing of medicinal plants the most used during the period of COVID 19 by Moroccan citizens, with a mention of some neurological and neuropsychological side effects, that the anarchic use of those plants can cause. The collect of our results was possible by using a web-based questionnaire via Google Form at first time, reinforced by a paper self-report questionnaire to increase the number of informants. The obtained results showed that Moroccan population used a different medicinal species to self-treat. This self-treatment can induce some side effects, especially on the neurological system. Moreover, 28 species have been reported to cause various side effects on the nervous system, the highest record was reported for Aloysia citriodora, followed by Eucalyptus globulus, Syzygium aromaticum, Allium sativum, Cinnamomum verum, Thymus vulgaris and Chenopodium ambrosioides, Lavandula dentata, Salvia officinalis, and we can quote the following side effects (Sleep disorders, Anxiety, Vertigo, Hallucinations, Headache, Nervousness, Headache, Stress).