Ethnobotanical and Pharmacological Uses of Some Plants in the Districts of Karpuzalan and Adiguzel (Van-Turkey)


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YILDIRIM B., TERZIOGLU O., Özgökçe F., TURKOZU D.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.7, no.7, pp.873-878, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.873-878
  • Keywords: Ethnobotanic, Karpuzalan, Adiguzel, Turkiye

Abstract

This study has been carried out in Karpuzalan and Adiguzel districts of Van province between the years 2006 and 2007. At the beginning, questionnaires have been conducted in order to learn what kind of plants is used for which purpose by the villagers. After this, these plants have been collected from the fields and identified in Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Biology and they have been included in herbarium. Later, the villagers defined which of them are consumed for nutritional purposes; which of them are used in herby cheese consumed in the region widespreadly; which of them are used for medical purposes. As a result, the present paper presents new original plants used for drug industry on medical purposes (animal and human health).