Triterpene Saponins from Plants of the Flora of Turkey

  • Ihsan Calis
  • Otto Sticher
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 404)


Turkey is a country situated on the European (Thracia) and Asian (Asia Minor = Anatolia) continents with a surface area of 790,000 km2. The flora of Turkey is very rich owing to its geographical position and to the climatic variations. There are approximately 10,000 plant species of which 2,700 are endemic (Davis, 1988). Many of these plants have been used in traditional medicine for centuries (Baytop, 1984).


Anomeric Proton Triterpenoid Saponin Heteronuclear Multiple Bond Correlation Triterpene Saponin Astragalus Membranaceus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ihsan Calis
    • 1
  • Otto Sticher
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of PharmacyHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PharmacySwiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Z)ZurichSwitzerland

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