Folk medicines in the villages of Ilica District (Erzurum, Turkey)

Ozgen U., KAYA Y., Houghton P.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY, vol.36, no.1, pp.93-106, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/biy-1009-124
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-106
  • Keywords: Folk medicine, Ilica District, Erzurum, Turkey, TRADITIONAL MEDICINE, WEST ANATOLIA, PROVINCES
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The villages of Ilica District in Erzurum Province, Turkey, were surveyed in terms of plants and animals used traditionally for medicinal purposes. Plants were compiled according to their families, botanical names, local names, usages, and applications. A total of 70 plant species belonging to 29 families are used by village people to treat a wide range of complaints, such as hemorrhoids, urinary system infections, stomach disorders, respiratory diseases, skin diseases, rheumatism, and jaundice. In addition, 3 animal species are used for the treatment of some diseases. The collected data were compared with those formerly recorded.