Gundelia: A systematic review of medicinal and molecular perspective

Asadi-Samani, Majid. and Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud. and Azimi, Nafiseh. (2013) Gundelia: A systematic review of medicinal and molecular perspective. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16 (21). pp. 1238-1247.


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Gundelia (Gundelia tournefortii L.) is a member of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family which grows in the semi-desert areas of Iran, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Syria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Anatolia and other countries. Traditionally, G. tournefortii (L.) is used for treatment of liver diseases, diabetes, chest pain, heart stroke, gastric pain, vitiligo, diarrhea and bronchitis. It is also reported to have hypoglycaemic, laxative, sedative, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasite, antiseptic and emetic effects. It has enhanced gingivas and removed water from patients having spleenomegaly. Compounds found in gundelia proved to have several pharmacological effects, e.g. antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, antiplatelet and hypolipemic activities. The observed pharmacological properties indicated a close association of these effects with infectious diseases, digestive disorders, high blood pressure and cancer. In traditional medicine, this plant has been prescribed in many disorders; therefore, clinical trials on the compounds of gundelia seem essential. This study gives an overview of traditional uses of gundelia, irrespective of pharmacological studies on its effects. © 2013 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: antiinfective agent; plant extract, animal; Asteraceae; chemistry; human; methodology; phytotherapy; review; traditional medicine, Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Asteraceae; Humans; Medicine, Traditional; Phytotherapy; Plant Extracts, Asteraceae; Gundelia; Gundelia tournefortii
Subjects: WK Endocrine System
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 04:48
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2018 06:31

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