Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal 2018 , Vol 22 , Issue 2
Ethnobotanical usage of plants as aphrodisiac agents in Anatolian folk medicine
Selin Tufan1,Gizem Gülsoy Toplan1,Afife Mat1
1Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, İstanbul University, 34116 İstanbul, Turkey DOI : 10.12991/mpj.2018.51 Several plants have been used as aphrodisiac to treat sexual problems for centuries. Nowadays, despite the synthesis of chemicals, herbal medicines continue to maintain their importance. Turkey has a great tradition of folk medicine due to its rich flora and many plants have been used for the treatment of several disorders. This work presents aphrodisiac plants traditionally used in Turkey, with their local names, used parts, usage and administration route. Keywords : Aphrodisiac plants; folk medicine; ethnobotanical usage; aphrodisiacs