A Systematic Review of Phytochemical and Phytotherapeutic Characteristics of Bitter Almond

Moradi, Behzad and Heidari-Soureshjani, Saeid and Asadi-Samani, Majid and Yang, Qian (2017) A Systematic Review of Phytochemical and Phytotherapeutic Characteristics of Bitter Almond. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND PHYTOPHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 7. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2250-1029

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Abstract

Bitter almond is one of the medicinal plants that have been used to prevent and treat diseases since many centuries ago. Bitter almond essential oil can be effectively used to heal wounds, hemorrhoids and hair loss, relieve joint pain, facilitate delivery, and strengthen and condition hairs. Moreover, oral use of bitter almond seed has been demonstrated to cause antioxidant, antibacterial, and anticancer effects because of containing certain compounds such as amygdalin. However, there have been some challenges in investigations conducted to discover bitter almond-based oral, herbal drugs to treat different diseases such as cancer because of cyanide-induced poisoning, partly precluding use of this plant. This study was conducted to comprehensively review the traditional uses, phytochemical compounds, and therapeutic actions of bitter almond and its compound as well as the side effects due to use of them. Keywords Author Keywords:Bitter almond; Amygdalin; Cancer; Antioxidant properties; Traditional medicine

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: sobhan rezaiian
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 12:53
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 12:53
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/999

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