Year 2020, Volume 3 , Issue 2, Pages 97 - 103 2020-12-24

Hydrosols are aqueous solutions and by-products of the essential oil distillation procedure. They have many medicinal benefits because contain the water-soluble components, vitamins and minerals of the plant that has been distilled. In this study, the cytotoxic effects of hydrosols obtained from five ethnobotanical plants (Melissa officinalis L., Achillea teretifolia Willd, Achillea aleppica subsp. zederbauri (Hayek) Hub.-Mor., Origanum onites and Salvia fruticosa Mill.) were investigated. MTT assay was used to determine the cytotoxic effect of hydrosols. Based on the results of cytotoxicity assay, the most effective extract was obtained from Origanum onites and the next effective extract from Melissa officinalis. On the other hand, both Achillea extracts showed low cytotoxic activity. Consequently, this study provides some criticism on the potentials of some plants traditionally used as an anticancer agent, and also shows that there is more need to investigate the cause of cell death and active substances.
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Journal Section Research Articles

Orcid: 0000-0003-2805-7204
Author: Ela Nur ŞİMŞEK SEZER (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0003-0338-0849
Author: Meryem BOZKURT
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-5509-0985
Author: Eray TULUKCU
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0001-9968-5633
Author: Tuna UYSAL
Country: Turkey


Publication Date : December 24, 2020

APA Şi̇mşek Sezer, E , Bozkurt, M , Tulukcu, E , Uysal, T . (2020). Comparative Cytotoxic Effects of the Hydrosols of Some Ethnobotanic Plants . Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP) , 3 (2) , 97-103 . DOI: 10.38093/cupmap.765089