Medicinal and Aromatic Wild Plants and Traditional Usage of Them in Mount Ida (Balıkesir/Turkey)
This study was performed in the remaining part of Mount Ida (Kazdağları) in the province of Balıkesir. The purpose of the study is to determine in the ethnobotanical aspects, for what purposes and in what ways the local people use the natural plants. For this purpose, this study was conducted between July 2014 and May 2015. During the field works, a total of 51 plant taxa of 24 families determined to be used in the region has been collected and the traditional use of them has been identified. The most commonly used taxa belonging to these 24 families are Lamiaceae (13 taxa), Asteraceae (4 taxa) and Malvaceae (4 taxa). These plants by local people have been found to be used mostly for colds, stomach ailments and as food. The most preferred form of use is infusion. With this study it has been concluded that Sideritis trojana CR, Alchemilla hirsutiflora VU which is in the group of plants that have ethobotanical usage are endemic plants.