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Table 6 Ranking of top 20 cited Integrative & Complementary Medicine articles from Arab world

From: Scientific publications from Arab world in leading journals of Integrative and Complementary Medicine: a bibliometric analysis

SCRa Title Authors-Year Source title Cited by
1st Phytotherapy of hypertension and diabetes in oriental Morocco Ziyyat et al. 1997 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 148
2nd Screening of some Palestinian medicinal plants for antibacterial activity Essawi and srour 2000 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 144
3rd Hypoglycaemic effect of Artemisia herba alba. II. Effect of a valuable extract on some blood parameters in diabetic animals. Al-Shamaony et al. 1994 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 139
4th Studies on the antimicrobial activity of Nigella sativa seed (black cumin) Hanafy and Hatem 1991 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 116
5th The anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activity of Nigella sativa Al-Ghamdi 2001 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 113
6th Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and cardiac disease in the south-east region of Morocco (Tafilalet) Eddouks et al. 2002 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 101
7th Ethnobotanical survey in the Palestinian area: a classification of the healing potential of medicinal plants Ali-Shtayeh et al. 2000 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 98
7th Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of some Jordanian medicinal plant extracts Atta and Alkofahi 1998 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 98
7th Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used for the treatment of diabetes, cardiac and renal diseases in the North centre region of Morocco (Fez-Boulemane) Jouad et al. 2001 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 98
10th Repertory of standard herbal drugs in the Moroccan pharmacopoea. Bellakhdar et al. 1991 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 94
11th Antimicrobial activity of 20 plants used in folkloric medicine in the Palestinian area Ali-Shtayeh et al. 1998 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 93
12th Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used in the traditional treatment of hypertension and diabetes in south-eastern Morocco (Errachidia province) Tahraoui et al. 2007 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 91
12th Chemical composition, antibacterial and antifungal activities of the essential oil of Haplophyllum tuberculatum from Oman Al-Burtamani et al. 2005 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 91
12th Screening of Yemeni medicinal plants for antibacterial and cytotoxic activities Ali et al. 2001 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 91
15th Potential antimalarial candidates from African plants: and in vitro approach using Plasmodium falciparum Khalid et al. 1986 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 88
16th Evaluation of mastic, a crude drug obtained from Pistacia lentiscus for gastric and duodenal anti-ulcer activity. Alsaid et al. 1986 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 84
17th Thymoquinone attenuates ifosfamide-induced Fanconi syndrome in rats and enhances its antitumor activity in mice Badary 1999 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 78
18th Chemical composition and antifungal activity of essential oils of seven Moroccan Labiatae against Botrytis cinerea Pers : Fr. Bouchra et al. 2003 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 77
19th Screening of selected indigenous plants of Lebanon for antimicrobial activity Barbour et al. 2004 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 69
20th The effect of Nigella sativa oil against the liver damage induced by Schistosoma mansoni infection in mice Mahmoud et al. 2002 Journal of Ethnopharmacology 69
  1. Abbreviation: SCR Standard Competition Ranking
  2. aEqual articles have the same ranking number, and then a gap is left in the ranking numbers