Identification of the main active antidepressant constituents in a traditional Turkish medicinal plant, Centaurea kurdica Reichardt


Dereli F. T. G. , İlhan M., AKKOL E.

JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.249, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 249
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jep.2019.112373
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY

Abstract

Ethnopharmacological relevance: In Turkish folk medicine, infusions and decoctions prepared from the flowers, fruits and aerial parts of Centaurea kurdica Reichardt (Asteraceae) are used as sedative and antidepressant-like effects of various sedative plants have been identified in many studies. The present study was designed to evaluate the antidepressant activity of this plant.