The most important Iranian medicinal plants with immunomodulatory property according to traditional medicine and modern research findings

Sheikhian, A. and Rezapour, S. and Shirzad, H. (2016) The most important Iranian medicinal plants with immunomodulatory property according to traditional medicine and modern research findings. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9 (4). pp. 3423-3426.

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Abstract

nnate immunity is the body's first line of defense against different pathogenic agents. Macrophages and neutrophils are two main cells that contribute significantly to innate and acquired immune responses, and important effector cells to destroy harmful agents. Function of these cells can be modulated by natural and synthetic compounds. Nowadays, the immunomodulatory effects of herbal plants is a hot research issue worldwide as a good candidate to strengthen immune system. The aim of this review article is to report the most important medicinal plants of Iran with immunomodulatory effect. The search terms including immunomodulatory, medicinal plants, and Iran were used to search for relevant articles in some national databases such as Scientific Information Databases, and Google Scholar search engine. Thyme, Pennyroyal, Garlic, Echinaceae and Olive were found to be traditionally used to strengthen the immune system of the body. Aloe (Aloe barbadensis), Palm (Phoenix ductylifera), Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare) and Cumin seed (Cuminum cyminum) have been reported to have immunomodulatory effects according to scientific research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0
Uncontrolled Keywords: Immunomodulatory, Iran, Medicinal plants
Subjects: QV pharmacology
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
QW Microbiology and Immunology
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 07:23
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 07:23
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1034

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