A Chemotaxonomic Study on the Genus Ferulago, Sect. Humiles (Umbelliferae)
Ferulago is a genus of c.46 species distributed from Europe (W. Central, SW, S, SE, E) Asia (SW, Middle, the Caucasus), Africa (N, NW)1 and it is represented by 31 species in Turkey of which 16 are endemic2. The genus Ferulago and its related genera such as Ferula, Cachyrs, Glaucosciadium and Prangos are known “Çakşir or Çagş;ir” as vernacular names and their roots are used as aphrodisiac, sedative, digestive, carminative, tonic, food, spices also in the treatment of intestinal worms and haemorrhoids3.
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