Journal of Innovative Agriculture, Volume 5, Issue 1 : 1-4
Research Article

OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 28-Mar-2018

Measuring perception and consumption level of agricultural engineering students for medicinal and aromatic plants: a case study for Cukurova University

  • Puren veziroglu
  • Cukurova University, Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics Dept., Adana / Turkey.
  • Ufuk gultekin
  • Cukurova University, Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics Dept., Adana / Turkey.

Abstract

The aim of this study is to measure agricultural engineering students knowledge and consuming habits for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) who are coming from different regions of Turkey.  35 % of respondents family members consume MAPs; furthermore, 45 % of them gather information about MAPs from internet or news. Supermarkets are frequently preferred places for buying MAPs (52 %). Respondents consume these plants especially when they get sick (45%). Peppermint is mostly used for curing the illnesses. Moreover, Thyme is mostly used to prevent illnesses and  Linden is used both for prevention and curement. Another finding is that the difference between students who are taking the course in the university and who are not. It can be said that means if consumers can access information about MAP’s they will increase their consumption.

Keywords

Medicinal, aromatic plants, consumer, attitude, university students

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