Antiviral medicinal plants of Iran: A review of ethnobotanical evidence

Asadi-Samani, Majid. and Moradi, Mohammad-Taghi. and Bahmani, Mahmoud. and Shahrani, Mehrdad. (2016) Antiviral medicinal plants of Iran: A review of ethnobotanical evidence. International Journal of PharmTech Research, 9 (5). pp. 427-434.


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Sometimes, available drugs fail to treat viral infections because of the emergence of drug resistance and some dormant and recurrent infections. Therefore, new antiviral combinations are increasingly required. Investigating medicinal plants and their compounds can be a fruitful approach.Therefore, this study sought to report the plants that are used to relieve and treat viral infections in the traditional cultures of Iran's different regions.According to the findings, totally 21 medicinal plants from 14 families are used to specifically treat viral infections according to traditional medicine. Most of the identified plants were fromEuphorbiaceae, Lamiaceae, Myrtaceae and Rosaceaefamily. Phytochemical investigations and clinical assessments of the compounds of these plants can be an efficient approach to identify antiviral medicinal plants used to treat viral infections. © 2016, Sphinx Knowledge House. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 7
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antiviral agents, Infection diseases, Iran, Natural medicine, Traditional culture
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
WC Communicable Diseases
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > student research center
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Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 07:19
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 06:56

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