Pharmacological properties of medicinal herbs by focus on secondary metabolites

Haddad-Kashani, H. and Seyed-Hosseini, E. and Nikzad, H. and Aarabi, M.H. (2012) Pharmacological properties of medicinal herbs by focus on secondary metabolites. Life Science Journal, 9 (1). pp. 509-520.

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Abstract

Use of herbs based drugs and chemicals for treating various diseases are as old as human civilization. Herbs have vast ability to synthesize aromatic materials mainly secondary metabolites. Herbs and herbs-based therapies are the source of various modern pharmaceuticals. In many cases, these herbal materials serve as defensive molecules against microorganisms, insects, and herbivores. Further, some of which may involve in plant aroma (terpenoids), pigmentation (tannins and quinines), and flavor (ginger). The aim of this review was to study of secondary metabolites and bioactive chemical constituents of medicinal herbs and their pharmacological activity. Regarding our purpose we searched at Pub Med, MEDLINE, CNKI, EMBASE, Wiley Inter Science, Elselvier databases without language limitation. In this sense we applied different words related to herbal therapy, pharmacology, secondary metabolites and phytochemistry.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 7
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Anatomy
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 14:22
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2017 13:47
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/727

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