The hackberry is a fruit of the species Celtis australis L., which belongs to the family Ulmaceae and grows almost throughout the entire Mediterranean. The fruit is slightly bitter but has a pleasant taste. Ripe and unripe fruits are very important raw materials used in medicine. Extracts from leaves and fruits are used to treat digestive problems, strong menstrual cycles as well as internal menstrual bleeding and colic. It also helps with shrinking of the mucous membranes in diarrhea, dysentery and peptic ulcers. Recently it is being reported that the extract of the fruit also has an antioxidant effect and a spasmolytic and cellular protective function.
The results of the nutritional value of the fruit and the antimicrobial activity of the extracts will be available for the duration of the project.