Chicory: A review on ethnobotanical effects of Cichorium intybus L.

Bahmani, Mahmoud. and Shahinfard, Najmeh. and Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud. and Saki, Kourosh. and Shahsavari, Somayeh. and Taherikalani, Morovat. and Ghafourian, Sobhan. and Baharvand-Ahmadi, Babak. (2015) Chicory: A review on ethnobotanical effects of Cichorium intybus L. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 8 (4). pp. 672-682.


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The history of taking medicinal plants goes back to the existence of man on the Earth. Almost all tribes and nations have used medicinal plants in their history. Cichorium intybus L. which is known to have various effects including anti-hepatotoxic, anti-malaria, blood glucose decreasing, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects has been widely used in Iran and many other countries. It was traditionally taken as diuretic, laxative, and also a medicine that improves liver and gall bladder function as well as the appetite. Some of these effects have been approved with preclinical and clinical evaluations. In this study, we have tried to introduce the plant and its effects in traditional and modern medicine. This is achieved by reviewing the references published in recent years.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: agents acting on the genital system; antiallergic agent; antidiabetic agent; antiinfective agent; antiinflammatory agent; antimalarial agent; antioxidant; bilirubin; diuretic agent; herbaceous agent; laxative; liver protective agent; neuroprotective agent; plant extract, acute pancreatitis; antiallergic activity; antidiabetic activity; antiinflammatory activity; antimicrobial activity; antioxidant activity; Article; chicory; diuretic activity; drug activity; drug excretion; ethnopharmacology; flower; Iran; liver protection; neuroprotection; nonhuman; plant leaf; plant root
Subjects: QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
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Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 09:34
Last Modified: 19 May 2018 05:22

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