Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) as a herbal healer

Tehranizadeh, Z. A. and Baratian, A. and Hosseinzadeh, H. (2016) Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) as a herbal healer. BioImpacts, 6 (3). pp. 155-167.

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Introduction: Elaeagnus spp. is one in the family of riparian trees growing near the rivers or water corridors. In this family, Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive) is famous because of its medical applications. Methods: A comprehensive review was performed to extract the related data from published literature. Results: Traditionally, it has been used as an analgesic, antipyretic and diuretic herbal medicine. A large number of compounds have been derived from Russian olive and made this plant a source of flavonoids, alkaloids, minerals and vitamins. Although the purpose of most studies is to use this plant for preparation of herbal medicines and as an ingredient for drug formulation, there is no available drug dosage form commercially. Conclusion: This review aimed to provide the most important documentary information on the active components of Elaeagnus spp. and their relation to the pharmacological properties and compare them with reported medicinal effects. © 2016 The Author(s).

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Additional Information: Cited By :8 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Hosseinzadeh, H.; Department of Pharmacodynamics and Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Research Center, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elaeagnus angustifolia Flavonoid Inflammation Russian olive Traditional remedy alkaloid analgesic agent antifungal agent antiinfective agent antiinflammatory agent antineoplastic agent antioxidant antipyretic agent carbohydrate cardiovascular agent diuretic agent Elaeagnus angustifolia extract fatty acid mineral muscle relaxant agent phytosterol plant extract unclassified drug vitamin allergenicity analgesic activity antibacterial activity antifungal activity antiinflammatory activity antineoplastic activity antioxidant activity Article cardiovascular effect chemical composition drug effect drug formulation Elaeagnaceae gastroprotective effect herbal medicine human nonhuman traditional medicine
Subjects: QV pharmacology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2020 11:45
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 11:45

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