DAHLIA AN UNFORGETTABLE FLOWER - A NEW PERSPECTIVE FOR THERAPEUTIC MEDICINE

Ioana MOLDOVAN, Zsolt SZEKELY-VARGA, Maria CANTOR

Abstract


Dahlia is a semi-rustic perennial plant with a long period of decoration from July to late autumn. Nowadays, Dahlia was widely used even in economical purpose: in landscaping, in floristry as a cut flower, for the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic, food and as raw material for the extraction of dyes. Both the tuberous roots and the flowers of this ornamental and medicinal plant are used for therapeutic purposes. The biochemical composition that is very varied containing: flavonoids, carbohydrates (inulin), polysaccharides but also other uses, it is desirable to promote valuable cultivars for use in breeding works for the production of descendants that combine polygene for a high decorative value and an increased inulin content.

Keywords


Dahlia, therapeutic purposes, inulin, polygene, tuberous roots

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