Plants Used as Painkiller in Folk Medicine in Turkey-I STOMACHACHE

Erbay M. S., Anil S., Melikoglu G.

MARMARA PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL, vol.21, no.4, pp.741-755, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12991/mpj.2017.0
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.741-755
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


There are many plants used by the public in the treatment of various diseases in Turkey. The folk remedies prepared with these plants from which treatment and how they used have been reached to day-to-day by transferring the generations. Ethnobotanic researches and traditional treatment methods are recorded and it is aimed to contribute to drug development studies. In this study, which was prepared by screening of ethnobotanical researches, 221 taxa which used in traditional treatment against stomachache in Turkey are reached and the scientific, local names, families, used parts of these taxa and the forms used in stomachache were compiled. According to the research done, families that are commonly used for stomachache are Lamiaceae (59 taxa), Asteraceae (28 taxa), Rosaceae (14 taxa), Apiaceae (12 taxa), Hypericaceae (8 taxa) and Fabaceae (7 taxa). The main reason why these family plants are used against stomach ache is that they contain essential oils with stomach related effect. The most commonly used parts of the plants for treatment are herba, leaf, flower, fruit, root and seed. The parts used may be prepared as decoction or infusion in the form of tea, eaten fresh or after being cooked, or by mixing with honey; the herba of some plants is made into mush then put on the stomach is used externally in the treatment of stomachache.