Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 7 Issue 2

A Review of Studies on Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.) in Turkey

Sevil Sağlam Yilmaz

Department of Plant Biotechnology, Kirsehir Ahi Evran University, Kirsehir, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Sevil SAĞLAM YILMAZ, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Kirsehir Ahi Evran University, Kirsehir, Turkey

Received: Novemder 11, 2022; Published: January 06, 2023

Abstract

Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) is a vegetable and also an important medicinal plant with economic importance. There is a rapidly increasing demand for this plant in Turkey and its cultivation has started. However, no production status has entered the statistics yet. At the same time, this plant is not known enough in Turkey. There is a need for more scientific studies that reveal the importance of this plant for the production of bitter melon in Turkey. In Turkey, theses, research articles, review articles, and book chapters have been written, and congress presentations and projects have been made so far. A total of 50 studies on the subject have been reached. Studies on bitter gourd began in 1993 and have continued to increase until today. These studies were mostly focused on antioxidant and antimicrobial activity. The most recent studies have been studies on industrial use and Covid19 treatment. Biotechnological and nanotechnological studies on bitter gourd are not yet sufficient and no studies on gene transformation have been found. This review aims to bring together all the studies on the potency of bitter gourd in Turkey and to reveal a future perspective. As a result, it was concluded that more scientific studies should be done in Turkey.

Keywords: Bitter Gourd; Momordica Charantia L; Turkey; Research; Medicinal Plant

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Citation

Citation: Sevil Sağlam Yilmaz. “A Review of Studies on Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.) in Turkey". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.2 (2023): 03-12.

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Copyright: © 2023 Sevil Sağlam Yilmaz. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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