The most important Iranian medicinal plants effective on intra-abdominal adhesions: A systematic review

Parsaei, Pouya and Karimi, Mehrdad and Mardani, Mahnaz (2017) The most important Iranian medicinal plants effective on intra-abdominal adhesions: A systematic review. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED BIOTECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, 8. pp. 2041-2049.

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Adhesions usually begin to form after surgery and during repair or recovery of intra-abdominal injured sites. The main cause of adhesion formation is lack of balance between formation and destruction of fibrin. Treatments for adhesions consist of surgery, fibrinolytic agents, antibiotics, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that may cause their specific side effects and problems. Any measure that leads to decrease in adhesions and associated complications can be useful. Currently, medicinal plants that are effective to heal wounds, reduce inflammation, and boost the body's immune system are being used to prevent many diseases. It is therefore essential to identify effective medicinal plants in preventing intra-abdominal adhesions in surgical patients. In the current review, the words intra-abdominal adhesions, healing adhesion, medicinal plants, extract, essence, and Iran were used to search for and retrieve relevant publications from the scientific databases such as Google Scholar, Scientific Information Database and Scopus. Eligible articles were selected and then examined. According to the results, four plants, Camellia sinensis, Silybum mariamum, Satureja khuzestanica, and Rosa damascena, were found to have preventative effects against intra-abdominal adhesions. Catechin, epicatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin, epigallocatechin gallate, silybin, isosilybin, silychristin, silydianin, taxifolin, thymol, carvacrol, carboxylic acid, flavonoid and polyphenolic compounds, and vitamin C were reported to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. It is likely that C. sinensis, S. mariamum, S. khuzestanica, and R. damascena help reduce intra-abdominal adhesions due to antioxidant compounds through reported action mechanisms in the peritoneum. Keywords Author Keywords:Surgery; Inflammation; Intra-abdominal adhesion; Medicinal plants; Iran

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2017 20:33
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2017 20:33

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