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Medicinal Plants of Turkey

By: Ufuk Koca Çalişkan(Editor)
424 pages, 46 colour photos, 95 b/w illustrations and b/w maps, tables
Publisher: CRC Press
Medicinal Plants of Turkey
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  • Medicinal Plants of Turkey ISBN: 9780367705671 Hardback Sep 2023 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1 week
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This book is part of the book series titled Natural Products Chemistry of Global Plants, and examines the rich plant diversity of Turkey, with descriptions of the plants and pharmacognosy properties. There is a focus on the chemistry of natural products and areas rich in folklore and botanical medicinal uses are covered with a particular interest in the region of Anatolia. This book focuses on the chemistry of the natural products, and where possible links these molecules to pharmacological modes of action. Students and professionals interested in the ethnobotany, chemistry, pharmacology and biological activites of species used medicinally in Turkey will benefit from this book.


1. Achiella sp. / Bilge Sener
2. Arnebia sp. / Ayşe Kuruüzüm Uz, Merve Yüzbaşıoğlu
3. Astragalus sp. / Nilgün Yakuboğulları, Erdal Bedir
4. Centaurea sp. / Beste Atlı, Özlem Bahadır Acıkara, Müberra Koşar
5. Ecballium elaterium (L.) A.Rich. / Nazlı Gök
6. Fumaria sp. / Nuraniye Eruygur
7. Glycyrrhiza sp. / Merve Yüzbaşıoğlu, Sıla Özlem Şener
8. Gundelia tournefortii L. / Gülşen Kendir
9. Hypericum perforatum L. / Erdem Yeşilada
10. Juniperus sp. / Sinem Aslan Erdem, Gülnur Ekşi Bona
11. Lamium sp. / Funda Yalçın, Duygu Kaya Bilecenoğlu
12. Laurus nobilis L. / Ceylan Dönmez
13. Lavandula sp. / Gökşen Dilşat Durbilmez, Ufuk Koca Çalışkan
14. Malva sylvestris L. / İrem Çankaya, Golshan Zare
15. Origanum sp. / Methiye Mancak Karakuş, Ufuk Koca Çalışkan
16. Papaver sp. / Günay Sarıyar, Gizem Gülsoy Toplan
17. Pistacia sp. / Seren Gündoğdu, Ayşe Kuruüzüm
18. Rhus coriaria L. / Ayşegül Köroğlu
19. Rosa canina L. / Ayşegül Köroğlu
20. Rosa damascena Mill. Damask Rose / Ömür Demirezer, Tuncay Ağar
21. Salvia sp. / Alper Gökbulut
22. Satureja sp. / Dudu Altıntaş, Ufuk Koca Çalışkan, Zehra Bektur
23. Scorzonera sp. / Özlem Bahadır Acıkara
24. Sideritis sp. / İlhan Gürbüz, Tuğba Günbatan
25. Teucrium sp. / Fatma Ayaz
26. Thymus sp. / Methiye Mancak Karakuş, Ufuk Koca Çalışkan
27. Trigonella foenum-graecum L. / Erkan Yılmaz
28. Viburnum sp. / Burçin Ergene, Gülçin Saltan
29. Viscum sp. / Gökçe Şeker Karatoprak, Selen İlgün

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Professor Ufuk Koca Çalişkan received her diploma from Gazi University, Faculty of Pharmacy in Turkey. She has a Master's degree in Biochemistry (Washington State University, USA); and a PhD degree in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (University of Florida, USA). She now holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany, at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University. She is an expert in Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy and has a long interest in plants and their healing properties, collecting folk medicine recipes at an early age from healers.

Ufuk studied the production and enhancement of anticancer compound podophyllotoxin derivatives in Linum flavum and L. usitatissimum callus and suspension cultures, followed by a project dealing with the decreasing bitter taste of grapefruit via manipulation of the flavonoid pathway by means of gene transfer during her PhD at the University of Florida. After her PhD, she returned to the Gazi University, Faculty of Pharmacy and established a plant tissue culture laboratory She also served as an Administrator at her University as a vice dean and dean of the Graduate School of Health Sciences, where she established nonthesis programs in Nursing and Phytotherapy, and worked on to increase the success and the quality of the education in Health Sciences. She also served as the ERASMUS constitutional coordinator for 4 years at the University.

Ufuk serving as an editorial or review board member on various international and national journals published more than 60 papers, including 15 book chapters.

By: Ufuk Koca Çalişkan(Editor)
424 pages, 46 colour photos, 95 b/w illustrations and b/w maps, tables
Publisher: CRC Press
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