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International Congress (Webinar) on Life Sciences Life Sciences Virtual 2021, Pennsylvania, United States Of America, 27 - 28 January 2021, pp.33

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.33
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


I n recent years, human beings have been in different pursuits in cosmetic and medical terms, and have caused new developments by establishing a historical relationship with natural products. One of the best examples of this is donkey milk, which has a historical past and was used for treatment in ancient times. Although the number of donkeys has decreased with the development of technology, in recent years, with the thought that the milk obtained from these animals may have positive effects on health, the demand for this milk has increased and donkey breeding has been started in different regions. It is thought to be a suitable raw material for the production of cosmetic products besides being nutritious and beneficial to health due to components such as essential fatty acids, lactose, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and lysozyme, which are found in high amounts in donkey milk. The high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A, B and C, and low cholesterol content give donkey milk different biological functional properties. Donkey milk, which is a product that is increasingly used in health and cosmetics, although it is a difficult product to obtain stands out as an alternative food for babies due to its composition close to breast milk but different from cow’s milk and its structural properties, as well as being a nutrient that can be used in the treatment of some health problems. In this presentation, information about the use of donkey milk in health areas will be given and it is thought to be a resource for new studies on its use in treatment.