Antiviral Properties of Peganum Harmala (Espand) as a Medicinal Plant: A Literature Review

Dashti, Seemin (2020) Antiviral Properties of Peganum Harmala (Espand) as a Medicinal Plant: A Literature Review. Herbal Medicines Journal, 5 (3).


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Labeled Objective: Peganum Harmala is a traditional multipurpose medicinal plant in Iran, China and other countries of Asia and Africa. This review study intends to identify and report its antiviral properties. To carry out this review article, the articles published by Scopus, PubMed, EMBASE, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, SID, and Magiran from 2010 to 2020 were searched. The key words included Peganum harmala, viral, and virus. 32 articles were found eligible after screening titles and abstracts. After excluding the articles that met the exclusion criteria, eight studies remained. In these studies, the effects of Peganum harmala on some viruses such as the human immunodeficiency virus, influenza A virus, herpes simplex virus type 2, enterovirus 71, herpes simplex virus type 1, and coxsackie B virus type 3 has been investigated. In all of the studies under review, P. harmala smoke or extract has been introduced as an effective antiviral even compared to other disinfectants. According to these findings, it is recommended to pay attention to the Peganum Harmala in processes of viral infections treatments and environmental viral disinfection

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 06:40
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 06:40

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