Antioxidant Activity and Phenolic Profile of Turkish Celtis tournefortii
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The oriental hackberry tree Celtis tournefortii Lam. (Cannabaceae) is a deciduous tree, usually about 5 m tall, that grows in high temperate and tropical regions. The edible fruits of this tree are popular in many countries including Turkey, Ukraine, Croatia, Greece, Iraq, Iran, and Azerbaijan. The fruiting bodies of Turkish oriental hackberry are popularly known as “Dardagan or Dogu Citlembigi” by the local people in Turkey .
Different Celtis species are used in the treatment of many diseases such as asthma, digestivedis ordess, edema, hypertension, cardiovascular problems, renal disorders, cancer, diabetes, eczema, and joint pains [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7].
Previous phytochemical investigations on some species of the genus Celtis showed the presence of flavonoids, terpenoids, coumarins, coumaroyl tyramines, lignan glycosides, steroids, phenolics, tannins, saponins, and alkaloids [8, 9, 10]. These compounds might serve as chemosystematic markers but also explain the health benefits of...
The author is thankful to Bingol University (Project Nos. BAP-21-322-2015 and BAP-SBF.2016.00.01) for financial support, Mr. Mustafa Karabulut for his kind assistance in providing plant material, Assist. Prof. Dr. Alpaslan Kocak, Department of Botany, Science and Art Faculty, Bingol University for botanical studies, Fatih Gul for HPLC-TOF/MS studies, and Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Demirtas and Mr. Serkan Koldas for grammatical revisions.
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