Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, vol.17, no.2, pp.83-87, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Cichorium intybus L. is a perennial plant species included the Asteraceae family and Cichorium genus. It is known as “Beyaz Hindiba” in the Turkey. C. intybus shows spread generally in Europe, West Asia and North Africa. In Turkey, it is in almost every region. The roots of this plant are used commonly in the treatment of diseases such as high fever, anorexia, headache, inflammation, indigestion, gout, skin allergy, asthma, colic, epilepsy and pharyngitis from time immemorial. In the study, it is aimed to determine some nutrients and mineral substance contents of C. intybus which is naturally grown around the Van lake in the Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey. In plant samples, some nutrients and mineral contents such as total ash, crude protein, pH, crude cellulose and N, Na, Mg, K, Ca, P, S, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cd, Co have been investigated. As a result of the research; it has been determined as crude protein ratio 9.53%, pH 6.25, total nitrogen content 1.53 %, crude ash content 6.21% and crude cellulose content 41.60%. In addition, while some mineral substance contents were determined as K 14.05 g/kg, Ca 12.25 g/kg, P 1.59 g/kg, Mn 20.04 mg/kg, Fe 161.68 mg/kg and Zn 18.84 mg/kg, heavy metal content were determined as Cr 0.09 mg/kg, Cd 0.15 mg/kg, Co 1.33 mg/kg and Pb 0.14 mg/kg.