Plants used in Traditional Treatment for Boils in Turkey

Göç F., Erel E., Sarı A.

International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research, vol.2, no.1, pp.49-61, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Boils are a painful inflammatory skin disease, often accompanied by swelling and redness of the hair follicle and its surroundings by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Antimicrobial agents are used in its clinical treatment. In addition to clinical treatment, the treatment applications with herbs continue among the public. In this study, which was prepared by screening of ethnobotanical researches made in Turkey, 171 taxa were recorded in the traditional treatment of boils. Information about scientific and local names, families, used parts and usage patterns of these plants were given. As a result of the research, the biological activities of the genera (Allium, Brassica, Malva, Plantago) that are most commonly used in the treatment of boils were evaluated by screening the studies in the literature.