Zeytinburnu Garden of Medicinal PlantsZeytinburnu Tıbbi Bitkiler Bahçesi has been established on an area of 14 donum (about 13,000 square-meters). It is the only medicinal plants garden of Turkey. The current project is carried out by the Municipality of Zeytinburnu together with Merkezefendi Geleneksel Tip Dernegi (Merkezefendi Traditional Medical Association). It pursues objectives such as medicinal plants research, produce and introduce, to contribute to the maintenance and improvement of plant diversity, to provide work space and materials for training programs, to encourage efficient and safe use of medicinal plants, to provide a ground for the studies to benefit from medical flora. In the garden the number of cultivated and labelled medicinal plants exceeds 600. There, plant wastes are utilized as natural fertilizer, and synthetic fertilizers and drugs are avoided. Drip and sprinkler methods are used in order to prevent waste of water.
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