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, cilt.249, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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.