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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 2
First page : ( 841) Last page : ( 847)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00145.8

Concise overview: A review on natural antioxidants and important herbal plants on gastrointestinal System

Anbari Khatereh1, Hasanvand Afshin2, Andevari Ali Nosrati3, moghadasi Mona2, Abbaszadeh Saber2,*

1Associate Professor Community Medicine Department, Lorestan University of Medical Science, Khorramabad, Iran

2Student Research Committee, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran

3Hormozgan University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran

*Corresponding Author E-mail: saberabaszade1370@gmail.com

Online published on 18 April, 2019.


The digestive system is one of the most important organs in the human body and is vulnerable to various diseases. Available drugs often have less efficacy or lead to many side effects. Therefore, alternative drugs are needed to treat gastrointestinal complications. The aim of this study was to introduce the most important medicinal plants on gastrointestinal disorders and to report medicinal plants used to treat common gastrointestinal diseases and disorders across the world. These plants play a traditional medical role in the treatment of parasitic diseases, diarrhea, reflux, gastroenteritis, digestive cancer, digestive disorders. Some of the most important medicinal plants in this article were addressed for the effect and mechanism of action. Based on the results obtained from the review of numerous articles, a number of plants have been reported to prevent digestive disorders and gastrointestinal cancers, including Glycyrrhiza glabra, Ribes nigrum, Phyllanthus niruri, Newtonia hildebrandtii, Lantana camara, Persea, Maytenus, Streblus asper, Cordia myxa, Coriandrum sativum, Cyperus rotuntdus, Azadirachta indica, Aloe vera, Plantago asiatica, Passiflora spp. Pharmacological studies are strongly recommended to investigate the therapeutic effects of herbal drugs so that their clinical effects and the use of their active ingredients are taken into account for the production of natural and useful drugs. The results of phytochemical studies of the herbs indicated that compounds such as kobusone, and isokobusone, rotundone, auxins and phenolic compounds, isoflavene glabrene, glabridin, phytoestrogens, glycosides, flavonoids, and saponins, and etc are the most important active and active compounds of these plants. In this way, herbs and herbs can produce natural drugs that affect the system and digestive disorders and reduce the pain and suffering of the patients.



Gastrointestinal disorders, Gastrointestinal diseases, Natural antioxidants, Phytotherapy, Herbal medicine.


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