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Folk phytotherapeutical plants from Maratea area (Basilicata, Italy

Identifier

019478

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Leopoldia comosa (syn. Muscari comosum) is a perennial bulbous plant. Usually called the tassel hyacinth, it is one of a number of species and genera also known as grape hyacinths. It is found in rocky ground and cultivated areas, such as cornfields and vineyards, in south-east Europe to Turkey and Iran, but has naturalized elsewhere. Other common names include Tufted Grape Hyacinth, Hairy Muscari and Edible Muscari

Micromeria is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, widespread across Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America, with a center of diversity in the Mediterranean region and the Canary Islands. It is sometimes placed within the genus Satureja

Asplenium ceterach (syn. Ceterach officinarum) is a fern species commonly known as Rustyback

A description of the experience

J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Jul 14;99(3):367-78.

Folk phytotherapeutical plants from Maratea area (Basilicata, Italy).

Guarrera PM1, Salerno G, Caneva G.

  • 1Museo Nazionale Arti e Tradizioni Popolari, Piazza Marconi 8-10, 00144 Rome, Italy. pmguarrera@arti.beniculturali.it

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).

PMID:

15878246

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PubMed

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