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PlantMedOman: an online database for Oman's medicinal plants



Smitha Sunil Kumaran Nair1,*, Aqsa Bibi1, Nabras Al-Mahrami2, Piyusha Mahesh Satam1, Alya Al Farsi3, Adhra Al Mawali4 & Nallusamy Sivakumar5



1Department of Computing and Electronics Engineering, Middle East College, Sultanate of Oman; 2National Genetic Center, Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman; 3Dean's Office, Middle East College, Sultanate of Oman; 4Quality Assurance and Planning, German University of Technology (GUtech), Sultanate of Oman; 5Department of Biology, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman; *Corresponding author



Smitha Sunil Kumaran Nair - E-mail: smitha@mec.edu.om

Aqsa Bibi - E-mail: 20F20754@mec.edu.om

Nabras Al-Mahrami - E-mail: nabras.issa@moh.gov.om

Piyusha Mahesh Satam - E-mail: 20F20679@mec.edu.om

Alya Al Farsi - E-mail: alya@mec.edu.om

Adhra Al Mawali - E-mail: adhra.almawali@gutech.edu.om

Sivakumar Nallusamy - E-mail: apnsiva@squ.edu.om


Article Type

Research Article



Received April 1, 2024; Revised April 30, 2024; Accepted April 30, 2024, Published April 30, 2024



The Sultanate of Oman has a rich biodiversity, particularly in medicinal plants, and plays a crucial role in traditional healthcare practices. However, the wealth of knowledge about these plants is scattered across various literature, making it challenging for researchers, practitioners, and the public to access comprehensive information. Therefore, the availability of a centralized, user-friendly online database to catalog Oman's medicinal plants is of great importance. PlantMedOman presented here, which currently holds 186 records helps to enhance academic research, support drug discovery studies, promote the conservation of medicinal plants, and foster greater awareness of Oman's ethnomedicinal heritage.



PlantMedOman, ethnomedicine, online database, Sultanate of Oman



Nair et al. Bioinformation 20(4): 314-318 (2024)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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