Ethnobotanical studies of some Apiaceae plants in Kahramanmaras and a review of their phytochemical studies

DEMİRCİ S., Ozkan E.

ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF PHARMACY, vol.44, no.2, pp.241-250, 2014 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-250
  • Keywords: Andirin, Kahramanmaras, ethnobotany, phytochemical, Apiaceae
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Kahramanmaras is located in the South- East Anatolia Region of Turkey. It has a very rich flora, ca 2500 taxa 20% of which are endemic. This study is a master thesis which aims to identify the various folk usage of the plants in the Andirin (Kahramanmaras) district. As a result of this study, several ethnobotanical usages of 147 taxa, 10 of which are endemic, have been determined. Among them, 8 taxa (Apium nodiflorum (L.) Lag., Bunium paucifolium DC. var. junceum (Boiss.) Hedge & Lamond, Eryngium campestre L. var. virens Link., Ferula longipedunculata Pesmen, Ferulago cassia Boiss., Laser trilobum (L.) Borkh., Lecokia cretica (Lam.) DC., Smyrnium connatum Boiss & Kotschy) belong to Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family and are being used for medicinal purpose and food. Many phytochemical and biological activity studies of some of these species are exist. In the review part of this study the results of these studies were summarized.