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Ferula gummosa Boiss as a rich source of natural antioxidants with numerous therapeutic uses - A short review

Ferula gummosa Boiss as a rich source of natural antioxidants with numerous therapeutic uses - A short review

Nabavi, Seyed Fazel, Habtemariam, Solomon, Sureda, Antoni and Nabavi, Seyed Mohammad (2012) Ferula gummosa Boiss as a rich source of natural antioxidants with numerous therapeutic uses - A short review. In: Capasso, Anna, (ed.) Medicinal Plants as Antioxidant Agents: Understanding Their Mechanism of Action and Therapeutic Efficacy. Research Signpost, Kerala, India, pp. 15-26. ISBN 9788130805092

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Abstract

The genus Ferula (Apiaceae family) comprises of more than 133 different species distributed throughout central Asia and the Mediterranean region. Among them, more than 30 species are founded in Iranian flora of which 15 genuses, including Ferula gummosa, are endemic. In Iranian traditional medicine, an oleogum-resin obtain from F. gummosa is well known for treating various disorders including stomach ache, cholera and diarrhea, epilepsy, inflammation, and pain. Numerous chemical compound including terpenoids, sugars and aminoacids have also been reported from this species. Pharmacological studies on extracts obtained from the various parts of the plant have documented the scientific evidence for some of the medicinal uses of the plant. In this systematic review, the antioxidant mechanisms that serve as the link between the reported medicinal uses and pharmacological actions of the plant is presented.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ferula, Disorders, Antioxidant mechanisms, Pharmacology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:13
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13458

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