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Published on:July 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2017; 51(3s):s249-s253
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.51.3s.23

Medicinal Plants Used in Meriç Town from Turkey

Authors and affiliation (s):

Çiler Kartal1*, Fatma Güneş2

1Trakya University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Edirne, TURKEY

2Trakya University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Edirne, TURKEY


Background: There are a few studies on medical plants used in the Trakya region of Turkey (Havsa, Lalapasa, Uzunköprü, Ipsala, Enez, Kirklareli). However, there has been no research study performed investigating the preparation and medicinal uses of wild plants in Meriç town. Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the parts of locally growing medicinal plants used by local people in Meriç town and the purpose of their use. Methods: In this study, 16 villages in Meriç town (Edirne province, Turkey) were visited, and interviews were performed with 38 persons in total. Results: As result of the study, 24 plant taxa in 19 families were recorded as medicinal plants used by local people. Conclusion: These traditional medicinal plants have been mostly used for the treatment of diabetes, stomach ailments, hemorrhoids, rheumatism and asthma.

Keywords: Edirne, Ethnobotany, Medicinal plants, Meriç town, Turkey. 



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