Conducted by the faculty members of Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy, pharmaceutical studies on producing medicine from natural compounds extracted from medicinal plants have received great attraction
Date Added: 07 November 2017, 14:10
Last Updated Date:20 November 2020, 10:34

Near East University was represented at the International Multidisciplinary Symposium on Drug Research and Development 2017(DRD-2017).

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, DRD 2017, which was co-organized by “Society of Researchers in Pharmacy and Medicine (ILARUD)” and Atatürk University Faculty of Pharmacy, was held in Erzurum. Prof. Dr. Filiz Meriçli, lecturer at Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy, attended the congress as an invitee lecturer. Through plenaries, sessions, DRD 2017 provided platform for academicians, researchers and scientists to share information and discuss various techniques for developing natural drugs through medicinal plant extractions.

Prof. Dr. Filiz Meriçli contributed to the congress with her presentation on "Studies on some medicinal plants belonging to the flora of Turkey and Cyprus"

Sharing the outcomes of the study that she conducted on some medicinal plants belonging to the flora of Turkey and Cyprus, Professor Meriçli presented significant research data on active compounds such as flavonoids, essential oils and alkaloids that they isolated from plants and identified their chemical structures.

Studies relevant to produce licorice pastille from mountain tea.....

Prof. Dr. Meriçli stated that they obtained a globally new substance from the roots of Aconitum nasutum, a poisonous plant collected from Trabzon, and named it as TRABZONIN. Underlining that they also produced a special licorice pastille to be utilized for cough and related conditions, Professor Meriçli said that the essential oil extracted from the leaves of Dorystoechas hastata, a monotypic endemic aromatic plant, had been included in the formulation of the pastille. Voicing that the essential oil of Dorystoechas hastata provided the pastille with an antimicrobial effect, Professor Meriçli added that they were in the process of patenting.

Prof. Dr. Meriçli, whose research studies on producing new drugs by the extraction, isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds in medicinal plants attract great attraction, underlined the crucial role of multidisciplinary studies and university-industry collaboration in transforming the information produced by scientists into socially beneficial products.

Chewing tablet will be developed from Carop (Ceratonia siliqua) for weight control diet and diabetic conditions....

Giving examples regarding the projects supported by Near East University Scientific Research Projects (SRP) Coordination Unit, Professor Meriçli stated that they were developing chewing tablets from the fruit of Carop (Ceratonia siliqua), an important medicinal plant of Cyprus, with a multidisciplinary study encompassing Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmacology. She added that these new chewing tablets would be beneficial for weight control diet and diabetic conditions.