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Blueberries and mountain strawberries, the use of which dates back to BC, both beautify themselves with their antioxidant properties, strengthen the immune system, and leave a flavor on the palate with their flavor.

The blueberry, known as the natural antidepressant fruit, and the mountain strawberry season, known for its lethal effect for polio, some viruses that cause mouth and skin wounds, have begun. Mountain strawberries and blueberries grown in many regions of Mugla are collected for both high nutritional value and healing intentions, especially by citizens in rural areas. Experts have warned about excessive consumption due to the rich vitamins contained in both products grown in the natural environment.


Blueberries, known as the ‘antidepressant fruit’, can be consumed both dry and wet. It was explained that those who consume regular blueberries have more regular blood sugar than those who do not consume them, while the calorie value of 1 tablespoon of dried blueberries is 22 calories. Blueberries, which play an active role in removing the bacterium that causes inflammation of the urinary tract from the body, protect eye health and visual quality.

When blueberries are consumed regularly, it reduces the risk of colon, uterine and liver cancer with its dense vitamin C content.


The most important feature of Turkey mountain strawberry is that it is good for acne and acne on the skin. In addition, it has a diuretic, rheumatic pain-reducing effect.

Thanks to its antioxidant properties, mountain strawberry reduces the risk of developing many diseases, from flu to cancer, strengthens the immune system, while strengthening the nerves, shedding intestinal worms, lowering fever. Mountain strawberry, which ensures the healthy continuation of blood circulation, thus protects the body from many heart and vascular diseases such as vascular occlusion, heart attack.


Muğla University Faculty of Science Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Faculty Member Prof. Dr. explained that Turkey is a plant paradise that originates from its climate. Prof. Dr. said, “There are over 12 thousand varieties of plants here. Of these, 33 percent are endemic plants. These plants were used by people both as food and as medicine before our era. Nowadays, our people are still using these plants to benefit from them. They can prepare and cook blueberry extract juice and drink it in a syringe. From the leaves to the flowers and fruits, each organ is very, very useful. It contains a large amount of flavonoids, phenolic components, in particular, phenolic acids and pectin components. These are the components that belong to blueberries.

Blueberries are high in antioxidants due to them. It eliminates free radicals that can harm us that have formed in our free metabolism in our body. These are antioxidant components. It has a lot to do with immunity. First of all, it dilates the blood vessels and accelerates the movement of blood. Because there is also vitamin C in its structure. Both blueberries and mountain strawberries of these plants have components called tannins in their structure. Tannins can crumple blood vessels, as well as heme, this is less than in blueberries. But mountain strawberries can be useful at a time of blood loss. It is also a storehouse of vitamin C. The different side of Turkish mountain strawberry from blueberry is that it is more beneficial to the skin. It protects the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays,” he said.


Turkish Professor Doctor, “every food has an excess of harm, while mountain strawberries and blueberries can also be harmful,” stating that mountain strawberries can cause allergies, especially if they are applied to the skin too much.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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