Apiaceae Species Used for Medical Purposes in Anatolia

Kaya A., Topdemir S.

International Congress on Applied Biological Science, Eskişehir, Türkiye, Eskişehir, Turkey, 3 - 05 May 2018, pp.185

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Eskişehir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.185
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The Apiaceae is a best known family of flowering plants because of its characteristic inflorescences and fruits, and the diverse chemical reflected odour, flavour and even toxicity of many of its members. Treatment with plants has been used since very early years. Despite the fact that our country has a very rich flora and cultural heritage, the number of scientific studies on the use of wild plants in the treatment, food and other purposes of the people in Anatolia is extremely low. In this study, 29 genera and 51 taxa of Apiaceae used for medical purposes in Anatolia were determined. The most commonly used genus of familya are found as Ferula L. (7 taxa), Eryngium L. (5 taxa), Heracleum L. and Pimpinella L. (4 taxa). The most commonly used taxa: Anethum graveolens L., Petroselinum crispum (Miller) A.W. Hill., Foeniculum vulgare Mill., Ferula orientalis L., Coriandrum sativum L. and Eryngium campestre L. var. virens Link.