A Systematic Review of Phytochemical and Phytotherapeutic Characteristics of Bitter Almond

Moradi, B. and Heidari-Soureshjani, S. and Asadi-Samani, M. and Yang, Q. (2017) A Systematic Review of Phytochemical and Phytotherapeutic Characteristics of Bitter Almond. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND PHYTOPHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 7 (2). pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

Bitter almond is one of the medicinal plants that have been used to prevent and treat diseases since many centuries ago. Bitter almond essential oil can be effectively used to heal wounds, hemorrhoids and hair loss, relieve joint pain, facilitate delivery, and strengthen and condition hairs. Moreover, oral use of bitter almond seed has been demonstrated to cause antioxidant, antibacterial, and anticancer effects because of containing certain compounds such as amygdalin. However, there have been some challenges in investigations conducted to discover bitter almond-based oral, herbal drugs to treat different diseases such as cancer because of cyanide-induced poisoning, partly precluding use of this plant. This study was conducted to comprehensively review the traditional uses, phytochemical compounds, and therapeutic actions of bitter almond and its compound as well as the side effects due to use of them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bitter almond; Amygdalin; Cancer; Antioxidant properties; Traditional medicine
Subjects: QU Biochemistry
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > student research center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 06:57
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 09:50
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/511

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