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A review of the most important medicinal herbs affecting giardiasis

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(2019) A review of the most important medicinal herbs affecting giardiasis. Journal of HerbMed Pharmacology. pp. 78-84. ISSN 23455004 (ISSN)

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Infection due to the protozoa giardia is one of the most common parasitic infections in the world. Millions of people across the world acquire this infection each year. The most common clinical symptoms of giardiasis include abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea, indigestion, epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, and oily feces with bad smell. Drugs used for giardiasis lead to certain side effects, such as unpleasant taste in the mouth, gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, headache and leukopenia. Considering the importance of giardiasis infection, it is essential to identify anti-parasitic herbal drugs to eliminate cystic and trophozoite types of this disease. Hence, this article is aimed to report the medicinal plants that are used in Iranian traditional medicine against giardiasis. The information in this review study was obtained from scientific articles indexed in databases such as ISI, PubMed, Scopus, SID, Magiran and Google Scholar that were retrieved using the search terms giardia, protozoa, herbs, extracts and essential oils. Medicinal plants such as Lavandula stoechas, Ferula assa-foetida, Tanacetum parthenium, Allium paradoxum, Chenopodium botrys, Carum copticum, Allium sativum, Artemisia annua, Allium ascalonicum, ZizIphora clinopodioides, Zataria multiflorahad, Eucalyptus globulus, Lippia beriandievi, Punica granatum are among the most important herbs used in Iranian herbal medicine as anti-giardiasis agents. These herbs are good candidates to produce natural and effective drugs for giardia. © 2019 Nickan Research Institute. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Giardia Infectious diseases Medicinal plants Parasitic diseases Protozoa Allium ascalonicum extract Allium paradoxum extract Artemisia annua extract Carum copticum extract Chenopodium botrys extract Eucalyptus globulus extract Ferula assa foetida extract garlic extract Lavandula stoechas extract Lippia beriandievi extract pomegranate extract Tanacetum parthenium extract unclassified drug Zataria multiflorahad extract ZizIphora clinopodioides extract Article bloating gastrointestinal symptom giardiasis headache human infectious disease medicine leukopenia nausea parasitosis plant leaf
Page Range: pp. 78-84
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of HerbMed Pharmacology
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 8
Number: 2
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ISSN: 23455004 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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