Folk medicine in Uzbekistan - I. Toshkent, Djizzax, and Samarqand provinces

Sezik E., Yesilada E., Shadidoyatov H., Kulivey Z., Nigmatullaev A., Aripov H., ...More

JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.92, pp.197-207, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jep.2004.02.016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-207
  • Keywords: Uzbekistan, folk medicine, Toshkent, Samarqand, Djizzax, TRADITIONAL MEDICINE, TURKEY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Uzbekistan is one of the Turcic republics in Central Asia where a desert continental climate mainly prevailes in territories. Nevertheless, this expedition was carried out in the northeast and east higher lands, where flora is richer. The interviews were performed in seven villages of Toshkent and in neighboring provinces of Samarqand, Djizzax and at Urgut Bazaar of Samarqand. Altogether 177 folk remedies were recorded in the surveyed area. Among these folk remedies, 162 remedies were obtained from 79 different kinds of plant species that belong to 31 different families, whereas, 15 animal originated remedies that belong to 8 different animals are listed, which includes their vernacular and scientific names, indications and recipes for preparations. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.