The passing adventure of Anzer Thyme (Thymus praecox Opiz subsp. caucasicus (Wild. Ex Ronniger) Jalas var. caucasicus) from the Highland to the Field

Emine Yurteri, Fatih Seyis, Aysel Ozcan


The curative resource Anzer Thyme, an important member of the Lamiaceae family, is natural spread in the Anzer highland of Rize and is an important product with future potential for regional people and also for the world because of its active ingredients in its essential oil. Thymus praecox Opiz subsp. Caucasicus (Wild. ex Ronniger) Jalas var. caucasicus was collected from different altitudes of Anzer higland (1534m, 1750 m ve 2106 m) and cultivated in the field. The essential oil of this material contains 39-42.12 % thymol, 20.76-53.57 % carvacrol and 11.65-31.37 % α-terplnyl acetate. The regional people uses it in specially meat dish, it has also use as taste and aroma additives in pizzas, soups and salads. İt has also use specially as stimulant of the circulatory system as infusions, as antispasmotic and diuretic. İf Thymol is used in low doses it is known as gastric, expectorant and nerve intesifier; if it is used in high doses as antiseptic and worm degrador. İts oil is highly antioxidant and is added to rapid degrading products to prevent their degradation. Besides these properties the oil of Anzer Thyme has antibacterial and antifungal properties due to carvacrol and thymol essential oil constituents. İt is promising to adapt Anzer thyme to field conditions and also promising to have the possibility select variety canditates based on their essential oil components. İt is important to discover the importance of Anzer thyme regarding human health for regional people and country economy.

Keywords: China insurance industry, Foreign fund, Challenge

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-3-05

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