Phytotherapies in inflammatory bowel disease

Ganji-Arjenaki, M and Rafieian-Kopaei, M (2019) Phytotherapies in inflammatory bowel disease. J Res Med Sci.


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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been considered as a group of heterogeneous intestinal diseases that affects multiple organs outside of the gastrointestinal tract and is due to an uncontrolled inflammatory response mediated by the immune system. The IBD etiology has not been clearly defined, and it is considered as a multifactorial disease. Due to side effects of some conventional therapies, the consumption of complementary and alternative medicines, and in particular, the herbal therapy, more than before is increasing. Herbal therapy results for management of IBD by various mechanisms including leukotriene B4 inhibition, antioxidant activity, immune system regulation of nuclear factor-kappa B, as well as antiplatelet activity are favorable, and no unfortunate events have been yet reported. In this article, we aimed to review and report the herbal therapies established for management of human IBD or evaluated by animal IBD models. Their possible mechanisms of actions are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Herbal medicine, inflammatory bowel disease, medicinal plants, phytotherapy
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
WB Practice of Medicine > General Therapeutics
WI Digestive System
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 07:19
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 04:09

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