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Enfermería Global

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Abstract

SOUZA, A.D.Z. et al. Plantas medicinales utilizadas en la salud infantil. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.24. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1695-61412011000400004.

The aim was to identify medicinal plants used in child health, for family farmers and the ecological base of the southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The research approach is qualitative, exploratory and descriptive, with data collected from January to May 2009. The subjects were eight families of farmers, residents in the cities of Pelotas, Morro Redondo, Canguçu and Arroyo do Padre. Six plants were cited (Chrysanthemun cinerariifolium, Foeniculum vulgare, Acca sellowiana, Citrus sp. Origanun sp. Sambucus spp.), and only for one (Foeniculum vulgare) were pharmacological studies found that corroborated what the subjects mentioned. It is extremely important that the nurse has knowledge of medicinal plants to transmit relevant information about the preparation, dosages and indications related to plants used in child health.

Keywords : Medicinal plants; Community health nursing; Child health; Complementary therapies.

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