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Review on phytochemistry, therapeutic and pharmacological effects of myrtus (Myrtus communis)

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(2015) Review on phytochemistry, therapeutic and pharmacological effects of myrtus (Myrtus communis). Der Pharmacia Lettre. pp. 160-165. ISSN 09755071 (ISSN)

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The scientific name of Myrtle is Myrtus communis which widely used as a medicinal plant and herbal medicine. The extracts and essential oils of this medicinal plant contain special multiple pharmacological effects. Mort plants in traditional medicine used for wide ranges of disorders such as urinary tract infections, digestive problems, bronchitis, sinusitis, dry cough, neurological problems (epilepsy), hemorrhoids, pyorrhoea, rheumatic pain, bloating, diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, interal wounds, rheumatism, inflammatory, bacterial infections, edema, spasm, depression, fungy, blood sugar, cough, chest pain and pain. The also are used as stimulant, tonic stomach and anti-parasites. Current studies mentioned the antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, analgesic, pesticide, hepatoprotective, anti-genotoxicity effects of myrtus. The essential oil mixtures contain cineole, myrtenole, pinene, geraniol, linalool, camphene, tannins, as well as oleic, linoleic, palmitic and citric acids and various sugars, which their therapeutic effects are probably due to these compounds. Discovering the different effects of this plant is important to produce effective natural remedies.

Item Type: Article
Baharvand-Ahmadi, B.UNSPECIFIED
Baharvand-Ahmadi, S.UNSPECIFIED
Rafieian-Kopaei, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Iran Medicinal herbs Myrtaceae Myrtle Therapeutic effects camphene cineole citric acid essential oil geraniol linalool linoleic acid myrtenole Myrtus communis extract oleic acid palmitic acid pinene plant medicinal product tannin derivative unclassified drug analgesic activity antibacterial activity antidiabetic activity antigenotoxicity activity antioxidant activity antiparasitic activity Article bacterial infection bloating bronchitis chemical composition coughing depression diarrhea digestive system disease drug activity drug determination dysentery edema epilepsy hemorrhoid human inflammation liver protection muscle spasm nonhuman pain pest control phytochemistry rheumatic disease sinusitis thorax pain treatment indication urinary tract infection
Page Range: pp. 160-165
Journal or Publication Title: Der Pharmacia Lettre
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 7
Number: 11
ISSN: 09755071 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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