An ethnobotanical research in Orhaneli and Büyükorhan districts (Bursa)

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, FEN BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Nebile Burcu Albayrak



This study was carried out in Orhaneli and Büyükorhan districts of Bursa between 20162019. During the study, 30 villages of these districts were visited and 115 local people were interwived with face to face. 69 of them were female and 46 were male. The average age of the participants was mostly between 45 and 65. Their education level was mostly read-write for female and at elementary for male. At the result of the study 229 local uses were determined 110 plant taxa belonging 50 families. The most of taxa which have local usage are belong to Rosaceae (11) and Lamiaceae (11) families. 93 of them are used for folk medicine, 86 uses are for food, and 50 are used for other purposes. 13 of 50 local uses are for animal feeding, 10 are used for tool making, 5 are used for firewood, 5 are used for construction, 5 are used for ornamental, 3 are used for spoon making, 2 are used for oil production, 1 is used for broom, basket, fence, toy, musical instrument making, silkworm and poison. During this study, different uses of 4 taxa (Cistus laurifolius L., C. salviifolius L., Lavandula pedunculata (Mill) Cav. ssp. cariensis (Boiss.) Upson & S. Andrews and Sinapis arvensis L.) were determined and the following taxa, Anethum graveolens L., Brassica oleracea L., Chenopodium album L. ssp. album, Coriandrum sativum L., Cucumis melo L., Ferula communis L. ssp. communis, Origanum sipyleum L., Rumex acetosella L. are used as folk medicine in study area and its environment have been recorded for the first time.