Medicinal Plants for Sustainable Economic Development in the Jordanian Countryside

Raed Al-Tabini


Despite the arid environment, rich medicinal plants are available in Jordan, it has great economic value for community development, but it needs sustainable development and management. There is a great importance for medicinal plants through preserving the biodiversity of wild medicinal plants, protecting the environment, and maximizing the organic cultivation of medicinal plants. Also, medical plants play a vital role in in achieving the goals of sustainable development through optimal utilization of dry lands, in addition to preserving water sources, because medicinal plants consume little amount of water, in addition to its economic and developmental importance in creating a source of income for many residents of rural areas if investment and training conditions are created for local communities. This study aimed to review the efforts made to maximize the role of medicinal plants in Jordan for sustainable rural development The study found that there are local and international efforts made to achieve this goal and the opportunities are now more positive in order to maximize the benefits of medicinal plants for local communities and the local economy.

Keywords: Medical plants, arid land, Jordan, herbal medicine

DOI: 10.7176/JBAH/12-24-03

Publication date: December 31st 2022


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