Phytotherapy for wound healing: The most important herbal plants in wound healing based on Iranian etnobotanical documents

Solati, Kamal and Karimi, Mehrdad and Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud and Abbasi, Naser and Abbaszadeh, Saber and Bahmani, Mahmoud (2020) Phytotherapy for wound healing: The most important herbal plants in wound healing based on Iranian etnobotanical documents. Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry. ISSN 1389-5575

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Wound healing is a process which starts with inflammatory response after damage occurrence. This process happens by restoring the wound surface coating tissue, migrating fibroblasts to form the needed collagen, forming a healing tissue and finally contortion and extraction of the wound. Today, various drugs are used to heal the wound. However, the used drugs to repair wounds have some defects and side effects. In spite of all attempts to accelerate wound healing definitely, no safe drug has been introduced for this purpose. Therefore, the necessity of identifying herbal plants in ethnopharmacology and ethnobotany documents with healing effect is felt essential. In this article we tried to review and present Iranian effective medicinal plants and herbal compounds used for wound healing. Searching was performed on databases including ISI Web of Science, PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, ISC, SID, Magiran and some other databases. The keywords used included wound healing, skin treatment, medicinal plants, ethnobotany, and phytotherapy. In this regard, 139 effective medicinal plants on wound healing were identified based on ethnopharmacology and ethnobotanical sources of Iran. Medicinal plants such as Salvia officinalis, Echium amoenum, Verbascum spp., G1ycyrrhiza glabra, Medicago sativa, Mentha pulegium, Datura stramonium L., Alhagi spp., Aloe vera, Hypericum perforatum, Pistacia atlantica and Prosopis cineraria were the most important and effective medicinal plants on wound healing in Iran. These native Iranian medicinal plants are full of antioxidants and biological compounds and might be used for wound healing and preparation of new drugs. Keywords: Ethnobotany; Ethnopharmology; Iran; Medicine; Wound healing.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QV pharmacology > QV 767 Traditional Pharmaceutics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: zeynab . bagheri
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2021 07:48
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2021 07:48

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