The ethnobotanical uses of Hyacinthaceae species growing in Turkey and a review of pharmacological activities

Kayiran S. , Ozkan E. E.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, vol.16, no.2, pp.243-250, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-250


The Hyacinthaceae families have long been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of medicinal. applications. This, together with some significant toxicity to livestock has led to the chemical composition of many of the species being investigated. The Hyacinthaceae family has represented 9 genera and 140 taxa of which 77 are endemic to Turkey. Especially species of Hyacinthaceae family have been mostly used as medicinal, for the treatment of rheumatism, cardiac, urinary infection, dermatological, stomach, hemorrhoid and prostate disease. An overview of the accessible 59 ethnobotany articles and 27 phytochemistry articles published since 1979 up to 2015 has been carried out. The most important databases have been consulted. All related works have been examined. This study is a review having traditional uses belonging to Turkish species and pharmacological activities of the Hyacinthaceae family in the world.