Paphos district is an unexplored area in the field of ethnopharmacology. Traditional medicine combines a mix of superstitions and beliefs with the therapeutic use of medical plants that grow wild. In this report we discuss the ethnopharmacological, historical and medical aspects of the use of endemic medical plants in the area of Paphos of Cyprus. Paphos is cited in the east region of the island, characterized by its unique flora.. Many plants were used in an unusual way for therapeutic purposes by local people, comprising a significant part of their tradition that accompanies them up to today in their daily life.
Dokos, Charalampos; Hadjicosta, Charoula; Dokou, Katerina; and Stephanou, Niki
"Ethnopharmacological Survey of Endemic Medicinal Plants in Paphos District of Cyprus,"
8, Article 11.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss8/11