Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2017)
Indigenous knowledge of wild remedial and fodder plants used for Livestock in Iğdır, Turkey
Author(s): Ernaz Altundag Cakir
Abstract: This paper presents the wild remedial and fodder plants for livestock in Iğdır province (Eastern Anatolian). This study was prepared during an ethnobotanical survey of Iğdır province from 2007 to 2012. It was carried out 120 interviews in 78 villages. This paper provides information about 87 wild plant taxa belonging to 9 families. Among them, 74 taxa have been used as fodder and 13 taxa as remedial. These 13 plant taxa were used for curing anthrax, edema, scabies, bloody diarrhea, anthelminthic and as galactagogue. The wild remedial and fodder plants with their vernacular names and their usage methods are presented. 7 endemic taxa have been reported as fodder.