Ethnobotanical aspects of some taxa in East Anatolia, Turkey

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Ozgokce F., OZCELIK H.

ECONOMIC BOTANY, vol.58, no.4, pp.697-704, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: ECONOMIC BOTANY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.697-704
  • Keywords: ethnobotany, vernacular name, East Anatolia, Turkey, TRADITIONAL MEDICINE, FOLK MEDICINE
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Ozgokce, Fevzi (Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, 65080 Van-Turkey; e-mail:, Ozcelik, Hasan (Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, 32100 Isparta-Turkey). ETHNOBOTANICAL ASPECTS OF SOME TAXA IN EAST ANATOLIA, TURKEY. Economic Botany 58(4):697704, 2004. This paper presents a list of some medicinal plants distributed in the East Anatolia region. The list was prepared during an ethnobotanical survey of the region from 1995 to 2002. East Anatolia has a rich flora due to its variable climate and its many ecological zones. This diversity in flora provides a rich source of medicinal plants that has been long utilized by Anatolian cultures; and hence, accounts for the remarkable accumulation of medicinal folk knowledge for the region. This paper provides information about 71 useful plants grown in the region, 20 of which are reported for the first time. In addition to the scientific names, vernacular names and medicinal uses are given for each plant.