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Title: Wild edible plants and their traditional use in the human nutrition in Manyas (Turkey)
Authors: Kayabaş, Nihan Poyraz
Tümen, Gülendam
Polat, Rıdvan
Keywords: Wild food plants;Ethnobotany;Manyas;Turkey
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, A47J 39/02, A47G 19/26
Abstract: Ethnobotany is a preliminary method of research, suitable for gathering information on the nutritional use of plants.This paper aims to present the ethnobotanical field research data on food plants used in Manyas region. It provides a general perspective on their significance in past and present Manyas, and examines the concept of wild edible plants as medicinal plants. The information about the use of wild edible plants was collected from 4 different open-air-markets and 14 villages in the city over a period of two years(2009-2011), through unstructured interviews. In this study, a total of 58 wild food plant taxa belonging to 25 families were established and also plant parts used, ethnographic data related to vernacular names, traditional use were recorded. Family Lamiaceaeis represented by the highest number of taxa (10), followed by Astaraceae (7), Rosaceae (6), Apiaceae (5). The most commonly used species in the region are Apium graveolens L.(kereviz), Oenanthe pimpinelloides L.(hadık), Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Fuss (maydanoz), Lepidium sativum L.(tere), Nasturtium officinale R. Br.(gerdeme), Malvaneglecta Wallr.(ebegümeci), Papaver rhoeas L.(gelincik), Rumex tuberosus L.(kuzukulağı), Rumex patientia L. (labada), Polygonum amphibium L.(kune) and Urtica dioica L.(ısırgan). The study showed that the plants used are either eaten raw, or cooked by boiling in water, frying in oil, baked to be served as dishes such as stew, salad as hot drink. The study can provide a basic data that may be helpful for prioritization of conservation through sustainable use and management of the resources.
Page(s): 299-306
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.17(2) [April 2018]

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