A systematic appraisal of the use of carvacrol-rich plants to treat hydatid cysts

Cheraghipour, Kourosh and Masoori, Leila and Zivdari, Masoomeh and Beiranvand, Marjan and Malekara, Vahid and Yarahmadi, Vali and Moradpour, Kobra and Karkhane,, Maryam and Alhameedawi, Alaa Kami and Marzban, Abdolrazagh (2022) A systematic appraisal of the use of carvacrol-rich plants to treat hydatid cysts. Journal of Parasitic Diseases.

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Hydatid cysts occur in the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus worms in vital organs such as the liver, lung, brain, kidney, heart and spleen. As a result, the formation of these cysts in humans and animals is considered one of the most catastrophic common infections in humans and animals. So far, there is no definitive effective treatment strategy for this disease in humans. Cyst eradication through surgery is the only treatment, which might be difficult or impossible in some cases. The most difficult aspect of cyst removal surgery is recurrence and anaphylactic shock. As a result, many scolicidal medications are ineffective at inactivating the content of hydatid cysts in vivo. Herbal medicines are now considered a potential treatment for the treatment of hydatid cysts due to their effective anti-cystic activities, minimal side effects, and ability to improve immunity. In the present review study, the anti-cystic role of carvacrol as one of the main constituents of the Lamiaceae family on hydatid cyst has been discussed. The results demonstrate that carvacrol-containing essential oils may be utilized as a hydatid cyst inhibitor. This study has also shown the synergistic activity of carvacrol, thymol and other active plant metabolites.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2022 07:08
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2022 07:08
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3651

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