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Therapeutic and pharmacological potential of Foeniculum vulgare Mill: A review

(2015) Therapeutic and pharmacological potential of Foeniculum vulgare Mill: A review. Journal of HerbMed Pharmacology.

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Introduction: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill) is one of the oldest spice plants which, due to its economic importance and significant pharmaceutical industry applications, is considered as one of the world's most important medicinal plants. The purpose of this study is to investigate and collect scientific reports such as morphological characteristics, phytochemical compounds and evaluation of the therapeutic properties of this valuable medicinal plant that have been published. Methods: In order to gather the information the keywords Fennel and Foeniculum vulgare mill, therapeutic, and pharmacology have been searched until January 1, 2015 from journals accessible in databases such as ScienceDirect, Scopus, EBSCO, Medline, PubMed, Embase, SID and Iran Medex. Results: The results showed that this plant has various pharmacological properties including antioxidant, anti-cancer activity, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, anti-bacterial and estrogenic effects which are probably due to the presence of aromatic compounds such as anethole, estragole and fenshon. Conclusion: Fennel possesses various pharmacological properties and the fennel bioactive molecules play an important role in human health, hence, it might be used for different drug productions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: astragalin; caffeoylquinic acid; eriodictyol 7 orutinoside; Foeniculum vulgare extract; hydrocarbon; hyperin; malonaldehyde; phenol derivative; picrotoxin; rosmarinic acid; superoxide dismutase; unclassified drug, antibacterial activity; antidiabetic activity; antifungal activity; antiinflammatory activity; antineoplastic activity; antioxidant activity; Article; drug industry; dysmenorrhea; estrogen activity; human; hypolipemia; inflammation; liver protection; minimum inhibitory concentration; nonhuman; pharmacological parameters; phytochemistry; teratogenicity; therapeutic index; traditional medicine
Page Range: pp. 1-9
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of HerbMed Pharmacology
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Publisher: Nickan Research Institute
ISSN: 23455004
Depositing User: مهندس جمال محمودپور

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