Likya Dağ Çayı
Adrasan ile Beldibi arasında yetişen Likya Dağ Çayı, önemli biyolojik zenginliklerimizdendir. Kurutulmuş olarak çayı da demlenebilen bu tek yıllık bitki türü özellikle bahar ve son bahar aylarında ormanlık bölgede rahatlıkla rastlanabilen bitki türüdür. Sarı çiçekleri ile göze çarpar.
LYCIA MOUNTAIN TEA (SIDERITIS LYCIA)
Lycia Mountain Tea grows between Adrasan and Beldibi, and is among the impotant ecological values of the erea. This anual plant, which can also be drank as tea after being dried, can easily be found in the forests during spring and autumn. It can be recognized throgh its yellow flowers.
The genus Sideritis belongs to the family Lamiaceae and includes
many species which are generally kown as “dağ çayı or yayala
çayı (mountain tea) in Turkey.The present study was carried out to
determine the phenolic acids and flavonoids composotion of
Sideritis lycia L. and Sideritis libanotica subsp. linearis L. Both
plant samples were harvested from three different locations
nearby Antalya province during flowering period and dried by using
two different methods; conventional drying under shade (natural
convention) and freeze drying. Dried samples were extracted in
methanol/ water solution and these extracts were then analyzed
by using HPLC system.
It has been determined that p-coumaric and caffeic acids were the
main phenolic acids for both species. The major flavono×ds
identified in S. lycia samples were hesperitin, quercetin and morin,
whereas; apigenin was the principal flavonoid, fallowed by
hesperitin, myricetin and morin in Sideritis libanotica subsp.
linearis. Moreover, the phenolic acid and flavonoid compositions of
both species did not change significantly depending on the drying