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Assessment of the nutritional and medicinal potential of tubers from hairy stork’s-bill (Erodium crassifolium l ’hér), a wild plant species inhabiting arid southeast mediterranean regions (erodium crassifolium l’hér)
Year:
2020
Source of publication :
צמחים
Authors :
מזוז, מורן
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סלוואראג', גופינאת
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קולטאי, חננית
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Volume :
9
Co-Authors:

Cohen, S. - Ramat Negev Desert Agro-Research Center (RN-DARC), Ramat Negev Works Ltd, D.N. Halutza, 8551500, Israel

Koltai, H.- Department of Ornamental Horticulture and Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Rishon LeZion, 7528809, Israel


Selvaraj, G. - Department of Ornamental Horticulture and Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Rishon LeZion, 7528809, Israel


Mazuz, M. - Department of Ornamental Horticulture and Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Rishon LeZion, 7528809, Israel


Segoli, M.- Ramat Negev Desert Agro-Research Center (RN-DARC), Ramat Negev Works Ltd, D.N. Halutza, 8551500, Israel


Bustan, A.- Ramat Negev Desert Agro-Research Center (RN-DARC), Ramat Negev Works Ltd, D.N. Halutza, 8551500, Israel


Guy, O. - Ramat Negev Desert Agro-Research Center (RN-DARC), Ramat Negev Works Ltd, D.N. Halutza, 8551500, Israel

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Emerging needs for diversifying human diet and to explore novel therapeutic procedures have led to increasing attempts to retrieve traditional nourishments and recruit beneficial wild plant species. Species of the genus Erodium (Geraniaceae) harbor medicinal indications and substances known from folklore and scientific research. Hairy stork’s bill (Erodium crassifolium L’Hér), is a small hemicryptophyte that inhabits arid southeast Mediterranean regions. E. crassifolium is among the very few Geraniaceae species known to produce tubers. Traditional knowledge holds that the tubers are edible and used by Bedouin tribes. However, no scientific information was found regarding nutrition or medicinal properties of these tubers. The objectives of our project are to unravel potential nutritional and medicinal benefits of the tubers, conduct initial steps towards domestication and develop agricultural practices enhancing E. crassifolium tuber yield and quality. Tubers show high water content (90%), low caloric value (23 Kcal 100−1 g) and considerable contents of minerals and vitamins. In addition, the tubers contain significant amounts of catechins and epigallocatechin, polyphenolic compounds known for their antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative activities. Furthermore, in vitro experiments demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory effects on human cell cultures. E. crassifolium is highly responsive to environmental changes; fertigation (700 mm) increased tuber yield by 10-fold, compared to simulated wild conditions (50–200 mm). These results indicate a significant potential of E. crassifolium becoming a valuable crop species. Therefore, there is a need for continued efforts in domestication, including ecotype selection, breeding, development of suitable agricultural practices and further exploration of its medicinal benefits.

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DOI :
10.3390/plants9091069
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Scientific Publication
Assessment of the nutritional and medicinal potential of tubers from hairy stork’s-bill (Erodium crassifolium l ’hér), a wild plant species inhabiting arid southeast mediterranean regions (erodium crassifolium l’hér)
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Cohen, S. - Ramat Negev Desert Agro-Research Center (RN-DARC), Ramat Negev Works Ltd, D.N. Halutza, 8551500, Israel

Koltai, H.- Department of Ornamental Horticulture and Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Rishon LeZion, 7528809, Israel


Selvaraj, G. - Department of Ornamental Horticulture and Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Rishon LeZion, 7528809, Israel


Mazuz, M. - Department of Ornamental Horticulture and Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Rishon LeZion, 7528809, Israel


Segoli, M.- Ramat Negev Desert Agro-Research Center (RN-DARC), Ramat Negev Works Ltd, D.N. Halutza, 8551500, Israel


Bustan, A.- Ramat Negev Desert Agro-Research Center (RN-DARC), Ramat Negev Works Ltd, D.N. Halutza, 8551500, Israel


Guy, O. - Ramat Negev Desert Agro-Research Center (RN-DARC), Ramat Negev Works Ltd, D.N. Halutza, 8551500, Israel

Assessment of the nutritional and medicinal potential of tubers from hairy stork’s-bill (Erodium crassifolium l ’hér), a wild plant species inhabiting arid southeast mediterranean regions (erodium crassifolium l’hér)

Emerging needs for diversifying human diet and to explore novel therapeutic procedures have led to increasing attempts to retrieve traditional nourishments and recruit beneficial wild plant species. Species of the genus Erodium (Geraniaceae) harbor medicinal indications and substances known from folklore and scientific research. Hairy stork’s bill (Erodium crassifolium L’Hér), is a small hemicryptophyte that inhabits arid southeast Mediterranean regions. E. crassifolium is among the very few Geraniaceae species known to produce tubers. Traditional knowledge holds that the tubers are edible and used by Bedouin tribes. However, no scientific information was found regarding nutrition or medicinal properties of these tubers. The objectives of our project are to unravel potential nutritional and medicinal benefits of the tubers, conduct initial steps towards domestication and develop agricultural practices enhancing E. crassifolium tuber yield and quality. Tubers show high water content (90%), low caloric value (23 Kcal 100−1 g) and considerable contents of minerals and vitamins. In addition, the tubers contain significant amounts of catechins and epigallocatechin, polyphenolic compounds known for their antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative activities. Furthermore, in vitro experiments demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory effects on human cell cultures. E. crassifolium is highly responsive to environmental changes; fertigation (700 mm) increased tuber yield by 10-fold, compared to simulated wild conditions (50–200 mm). These results indicate a significant potential of E. crassifolium becoming a valuable crop species. Therefore, there is a need for continued efforts in domestication, including ecotype selection, breeding, development of suitable agricultural practices and further exploration of its medicinal benefits.

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