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Ethnobotany of Juniperus excelsa M. Bieb. (Cupressaceae) in Iran
|Title:||Ethnobotany of Juniperus excelsa M. Bieb. (Cupressaceae) in Iran|
|Publisher:||Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa|
|Citation:||Pirani A, Moazzeni H, Mirinejad S, Naghibi F, Mosaddegh M. 2011. Ethnobotany of Juniperus excelsa M. Bieb. (Cupressaceae) in Iran. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 9: 335-341.|
|Abstract:||Ethnobotanical data of Juniperus excelsa M. Bieb. in Iran is |
documented from various historical, religious, literary, linguistic and pharmacological viewpoints. Field trips were conducted to different habitats of J. excelsa in Iran during 2006-2010 to collect ethnobotanical information about the plant. The present study reveals that J. excelsa is considered as a multi-purpose tree by indigenous people of Iran, and has been used as medicine, incense, material for constructing buildings, fencing, different household articles and decoration. It is respected as a “holy” tree by some Turkmen and Kurdish tribes in Iran.
|Appears in Collections:||2011 - Volume 9 : Ethnobotany Research and Applications|
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