Investigation of medicinal plants used for weight loss in herbal markets of şanlıurfa, birth place of Abraham, Turkey
Ayşe Nur Alkış, Arif Parmaksız and Hasan Akan
This study was carried out in order to investigate the medicinal plants sold for weight loss in Sanliurfa between 2018 and 2019 years. Interviews were conducted with 55 informants and their age and educational status were also determined. According to this, the average age of about 55 herbal sellers is 45 (in 21–60 years range). Of the 55 informants, 14 are between the ages of 21-38 (25.45%), 23 are between ages of 40-50 (41.82%), and 18 are between the ages of 53-60 (32.72%). Education levels, on the other hand, were found to be primary and secondary school graduates. Educational status is the most high school graduate with a rate of 43.63%, 30.90% primary, 16.36% secondary and 9.11% are university graduates. As a result of the research carried out in the herbal sellers in Şanlıurfa, 40 taxa belonging to 23 families and 39 genera were obtained for weight loss. The most taxa-bearing families are Lamiaceae 5 (12%), Apiaceae 4 (10%) and Asteraceae 3 (7%). In addition, the contents of 25 compounds sold for weigth loss were determined. Local and scientific names of plants were determined. Photographs of plants and compositions of the researched herbal extracts were also taken.
Ayşe Nur Alkış, Arif Parmaksız, Hasan Akan. Investigation of medicinal plants used for weight loss in herbal markets of şanlıurfa, birth place of Abraham, Turkey. J Med Plants Stud 2021;9(2):48-58. DOI: 10.22271/plants.2021.v9.i2a.1262