Near East University presented a paper regarding the use of Cyprus Hawthorn in the production of Herbal Medicines at the 6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

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Near East University presented a paper regarding the use of Cyprus Hawthorn in the production of Herbal Medicines at the 6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Near East University was represented in the 6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MESMAP-2020), where research on medicinal plants was shared. 120 researchers from 25 countries participated in the 6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, which was held online due to the coronavirus epidemic. At the symposium, many presentations were made on the effective compounds of medicinal and aromatic herbs and their use in health.

At the symposium where Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy Head of Phytotherapy Department Prof. Dr. Filiz Meriçli chaired the session, Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy doctoral student Najat Agiel and MA students Asma Shahbaz and Abdulkader Rawas, Jean Christophe Fogang Vougmo and Samuel Adideran presented 3 oral and 2 poster presentations.

Near East University presented a paper regarding the use of Cyprus Hawthorn in the production of Herbal Medicines at the 6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Cyprus and Libya Hawthorn contain suitable compounds for herbal medicine production…
Dr. Pharm. Najat Agiel, whose Phd advisor is Prof. Dr. Filiz Meriçli and co-advisor is Prof. Dr. Ali Hikmet Meriçli, stated in his presentation that it was found out that extracts prepared from flowers, leaves and raw fruits of Cyprus and Libyan hawthorn contain the necessary compounds for the production of herbal medicine. He explained that the effective components of the Cyprus and Libyan hawthorn were compared with a herbal medicine recommended by the New York Heart Association (NYHA) and available in German pharmacies, and the results showed that it was suitable for herbal medicine production.

Thyme and Rosemary essential oils have wound healing components…
Head of Pharmacy Faculty Pharmaceutical Technology Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yıldız Özalp’s MA students Asma Shahbaz and Abdulkader Rawas shared the results of their study on herbal medicine formulations developed with the latest production techniques (nanoemulsion) of essential oils at the symposium. Asma Shahbaz shared the results of her research on the essential oil formulations they developed against candidiasis, which is a persistent health problem, and Abdulkader Rawas developed wound healing (nanoemulsion) formulations from thyme and rosemary essential oils.

A poster presentation on medicinal and aromatic plants was made…
Faculty of Pharmacy, Head of Pharmaceutical Botany Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dudu Özkum Yavuz’s MA students Jean Christophe Fogang Vougmo made a poster presentation on “Medicinal Plants of Cameroon” and Samuel Adideran on “Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Nigeria” at the symposium.

Abstracts are being scanned in Web Of Science…
Abstracts presented at the 6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants are also scanned in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index SCIENCE (CPCI-S) and Scopus Index.