• Osteoarthritis, Gout and Antidepressant Effects of Platanus anatolius versus Platanus orientalis

    İbrahim Adnan SARAÇOĞLU

    President of Republic of Turkey, Chief Advisor, 06560 Bestepe-Ankara, Turkey.

    Abstract: Plane is the name of Platanus genus from the family Platanaceae (Platanaceae) that is the tall, thick-scaled tree species. The Ottoman plane or eastern plane (Platanus orientalis) is the endemic plant of Anatolia, and the western plane (Platanus occidentalis) is the endemic plant of North America. Both species’ hybrid is known as the London plane (Platanus hispanica). Eastern plane has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, Far Eastern countries and Iran for therapeutic purposes. Active compounds such as flavonoids [4], proanthocyanidin glycosides [8-10] penta-aromatic triterpenoids [11], tannin [12], phytol derivatives [13] and caffeic acid [14] which are found especially in plane leaf, are bioactive components that have a role in successful usage in traditional therapy. The ability of plane leaf to be effective in osteoarthritis and gout complaints directly depends on the bacterial population on it and harvest time.

    Keywords:  Platanus anatolius, Platanus orientalis, Osteoarthritis, Gout and Antidepressant Effects.

    Pages: 79 – 84 | Full PDF Paper