Battle between plants as antioxidants with free radicals in human body

Jamshidi-kia, Fatemeh and Wibowo, Joko Priyanto and Elachouri, Mostafa and Masumi, Rohollah and Salehifard-Jouneghani, Alizamen and Abolhasanzadeh, Zohreh and Lorigooini, Zahra (2020) Battle between plants as antioxidants with free radicals in human body. Journal of Herbmed Pharmacology, 9 (3). pp. 191-199. ISSN 2345-5004

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Free radicals are constructed by natural physiological activities in the human cells as well as in the environment. They may be produced as a result of diet, smoking, exercise, inflammation, exposure to sunlight, air pollutants, stress, alcohol and drugs. Imbalanced redox status may lead to cellular oxidative stress, which can damage the cells of the body, resulting in an incidence of various diseases. If the endogenous antioxidants do not stop the production of reactive metabolites, they will be needed to bring about a balance in redox status. Natural antioxidants, for example plants, play an important part in this context. This paper seeks to report the available evidence about oxidative stress and the application of plants as antioxidant agents to fight free radicals in the human body. For this purpose, to better understand oxidative stress, the principles of free radical production, the role of free radicals in diseases, antioxidant defense mechanisms, and the role of herbs and diet in oxidative stress are discussed. Keywords: Free radicals, Antioxidant, Plant, Human health, Oxidative stress

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
QV pharmacology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: zeynab . bagheri
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2020 04:22
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2020 04:22

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