Physalis alkekengi: A review of Its Therapeutic Effects

Bahmani, Mahmoud. and Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud. and Naghdi, Nasrollah. and Mozaffari Nejad, Amir Sasan. and Afsordeh, Omid. (2016) Physalis alkekengi: A review of Its Therapeutic Effects. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9 (3). pp. 1472-1485.


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Medicinal plants have long been used in medicine to treat diseases. There has been a widespread approach to use nature-based, especially plant-based, drugs in recent years. Physalis alkekengi, is an herbaceous, perennial plant. The leaves are tailed and paired from family in Solanaceae. This plant can speed up excretion of uric acid and is used for renal and urinary tract diseases, gout, and rheumatism. Other properties of this plant include anti-gout, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, analgesic, laxative, diuretic, antimitotic, and malaria-Treating properties. Moreover, modern medical investigations have demonstrated that P. alkekengi is effective on immunity system, cancer, thyroid hormones, liver enzymes, and sexual and reproductive hormones. Phytochemical investigations indicate that this plant contains alkaloids, glucocorticoids, lycopene, ethanolic compounds, and Vitamin C. The therapeutic effects of P. alkekengi can be due to these antioxidant compounds. This review article aimed to present the phytochemical and pharmaco-Therapeutic properties of this plant.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Medicinal plants, Physalis alkekengi, Therapeutic effects
Subjects: QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2017 03:12
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 04:37

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