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Published on:July 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2017; 51(3s):s271-s275
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.51.3s.28

Food Plants Used in Meriç Town from Turkey


Authors and affiliation (s):

Fatma Güneş

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

Abstract:

Background: Local people are using the plants those are growing naturally in proximity for many purposes, for example pharmaceutical, food, decoration, and ornamental. In recent years, the number of scientists who are interested in ethnobotany has increased. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the plants used for food by the local people in the province of Meriç and its villages. Methods: 16 villages were visited and interviews were performed with elderly people of the villages, 38 persons in total, in various places. Interviews were carried out face-to-face with the community. Results: At the end of the field studies, food plants from 45 taxa including 27 families were recorded. The herbarium numbers, latin name of the plants, local names, families, village number, parts used and form of usage were listed alphabetically in the table. Conclusion: This is the first ethno botanical study conducted to determine the local names and uses of food plants in Meriç town.

Keywords: Edirne, Food plants, Meriç, Turkey.

 

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