Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3793

Full Length Research Paper

Medicinal plants used in Dalaman (MuÄŸla), Turkey

Mehmet SağıroÄŸlu*, Serap Dalgıç and Sezen Toksoy
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Art, Sakarya University, 54100 Sakarya, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 June 2013
  •  Published: 25 July 2013

Abstract

In the present paper, 95 traditional medicinal plants from Dalaman district have been reported. The 95 species belonged to 42 families and among them 64 species were wild and 31 species were cultivated plants. The informant consensus factor (Fic) and the fidelity level (FL) of the species were calculated. The category that had the highest Fic value was cold and flu (0.85) followed by stomach ailments (0.83); the category with the lowest Ficvalue was intestinal ailments (0.39). Allium sativum, Citrus limonumOlea europaea var.europaea and Vitis vinifera had the highest fidelity level and Nerium oleander had the lowest. The traditional medicinal plants were mostly used for the treatment of stomach ailments (31.6%), intestinal ailments (27.4%), wounds, burns and cough (13.7%), cold, flu (12.6%), and diabetes (10.5%). The most frequently used families were Lamiaceae, Rosaceae, Fabaceae, Liliaceae and Apiaceae.

 

Key words: Ethnobotany, informant consensus factor (Fic), fidelity level (FL), Dalaman, Turkey.