Folk Medicine in Selected Towns of the Marmara Subregion (Turkey)

Yesilyurt E. B. , Simsek I., Tuncel T., AKAYDIN G., YEŞİLADA E.

MARMARA PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL, cilt.21, ss.132-148, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12991/marupj.259891
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.132-148


In this study, 263 volunteers residing in the districts of Bilecik-Asagikoy, Bilecik-Pazaryeri-Buyuk Elmali, Bursa-City Center, Edirne-Kesan-Kozkoy, Edirne-Kesan and Edirne-Ipsala participated into the research by using the face-to-face oral interview technique and the required information for the research was collected with the help of a questionary. In the light of the data taken from the survey, parts of the plants that are used as household remedy, aim of the usage and pattern of the preparation (decoction, infusion, poultice, ointment etc.) were documented inquisitively. All collected plant materials have been identified and deposited at the Herbarium of Faculty of Education of Hacettepe University (HEF). In this study, 68 taxa belonging to 33 families were found to be used as household remedy. It was observed that the majority of these plants belonged to Rosaceae (10 taxa), Lamiaceae (8 taxa), Asteraceae (7 taxa) and Poaceae (4 taxa) families. Gastrointestinal system (46 remedies; 24,6%), respiratory system and chest diseases (41 remedies; 21,9%), urinary system (18 remedies; 9,6%), hemapoietic, immune system and cancer (18 remedies; 9,6%) remain most among 187 uses were documented as household remedy.