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A Chemotaxonomic Study on the Genus Ferulago, Sect. Humiles (Umbelliferae)

  • Emine Akalin
  • Betül Demirci
  • K. Hüsnü can Başer

Abstract

Ferulago is a genus of c.46 species distributed from Europe (W. Central, SW, S, SE, E) Asia (SW, Middle, the Caucasus), Africa (N, NW)1 and it is represented by 31 species in Turkey of which 16 are endemic2. The genus Ferulago and its related genera such as Ferula, Cachyrs, Glaucosciadium and Prangos are known “Çakşir or Çagş;ir” as vernacular names and their roots are used as aphrodisiac, sedative, digestive, carminative, tonic, food, spices also in the treatment of intestinal worms and haemorrhoids3.

Keywords

Europe Helium Turkey Flavonoid Quercetin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emine Akalin
    • 1
  • Betül Demirci
    • 2
  • K. Hüsnü can Başer
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botanyİstanbul UniversityBeyazıt-İstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Medical and Aromatic Plant and Drug Research Centre (TBAM)Anadolu UniversityEskisehirTurkey

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