Field ethnobotanical survey was undertaken for the period of 2002-2003 in the Tyrrhenian part of the Basilicata region of southern Italy. Data of 56 species of plants belonging to 29 families where gathered through interviews; among the species, 47 are used in human therapy, 6 as insect repellents, 15 in veterinary medicine, 1 for its ichthyotoxic properties and 3 for magic therapeutic purposes. The most important findings in ethnomedicine relate to Nasturtium officinale (renal colic, liver diseases), Foeniculum vulgare subsp. piperitum (mouth ulcers), Leopoldia comosa (toothache, headache), Micromeria graeca subsp. graeca (coughs) and Ceterach officinarum (malaria), while in the ethnoveterinary field, we have Pteridium aquilinum (wolf bites) and Spartium junceum (fractures of animal limbs).

GUARRERA P., M., Salerno, G., Caneva, G. (2005). Folk phytotherapeutical plants from Maratea area (Basilicata, Italy). JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, 99(3), 367-378 [10.1016/j.jep.2005.01.039].

Folk phytotherapeutical plants from Maratea area (Basilicata, Italy)

CANEVA, Giulia
2005-01-01

Abstract

Field ethnobotanical survey was undertaken for the period of 2002-2003 in the Tyrrhenian part of the Basilicata region of southern Italy. Data of 56 species of plants belonging to 29 families where gathered through interviews; among the species, 47 are used in human therapy, 6 as insect repellents, 15 in veterinary medicine, 1 for its ichthyotoxic properties and 3 for magic therapeutic purposes. The most important findings in ethnomedicine relate to Nasturtium officinale (renal colic, liver diseases), Foeniculum vulgare subsp. piperitum (mouth ulcers), Leopoldia comosa (toothache, headache), Micromeria graeca subsp. graeca (coughs) and Ceterach officinarum (malaria), while in the ethnoveterinary field, we have Pteridium aquilinum (wolf bites) and Spartium junceum (fractures of animal limbs).
2005
GUARRERA P., M., Salerno, G., Caneva, G. (2005). Folk phytotherapeutical plants from Maratea area (Basilicata, Italy). JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, 99(3), 367-378 [10.1016/j.jep.2005.01.039].
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