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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : ( 1237) Last page : ( 1241)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00230.5

OAK: Overview

Khokhlenkova N.V.1, Buryak M.V.1,*, Herasymova I.1, Poluian S.M.2, Zhdanov S.M.3

1Department of Drug's Technology, National University of Pharmacy, Kharkov, Ukraine

2Drug and Analytical Toxicology Department, Kharkov, Ukraine

3Department of Surgery and Oncology, Medical Institute of Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine

*Corresponding Author E-mail: marinaburjak@gmail.com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.

Abstract

Objective

Natural herbal compounds and medicines based on them take a significant place in modern medicine. The article presents an analysis of published data on the oak, its botanical characteristics, chemical composition and medical use. The use in medicine is divided, in accordance with directions. Also represented the most a widely use prescription which include oak bark.

Methods

The analysis of the literature has been conducted, and current literature data on botanical characteristics, chemical composition, application in medicine oak bark have been summarized.

Results and Conclusion

The range of combined medicines containing oak bark has been studied. Due to its chemical structure (tannin, gallic and ellagic acids) and pharmacological activity (astringent, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiviral properties) promising outlook of using it in the development of medicinal preparations has been demonstrated.

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Keywords

Oak, bark, botany characteristic, chemical composition, medical application.

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