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Journal of Integrative Medicine: Volume 16, 2018   Issue 4,  Pages: 223-235

DOI: 10.1016/j.joim.2018.05.004
Review
Phytochemistry and biological activities of Heracleum persicum: a review
1. ZahraMajidi (Department of Traditional Pharmacy, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 14155-6451, Iran )
2. S.N. Sadati Lamardi (Department of Traditional Pharmacy, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 14155-6451, Iran E-mail: n_sadati@tums.ac.ir)

Abstract

Heracleum persicum Desf. ex Fisch is used in Iranian traditional medicines, for the treatment of various diseases including neurological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, rheumatological and urinary tract diseases. In phytochemical analysis of H. persicum, several classes of natural chemicals including volatile (aliphatic esters, carbonyls, phenyl propenes and terpenes) and nonvolatile (flavonoids, furanocoumarins, tannins and alkaloids) constituents as well as different minerals have been identified. Scientific studies on H. persicum proved that it has a wide range of biological and pharmacological activities. This article has provided comprehensive information on Iranian traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities of H. persicum.
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ZahraMajidi, S.N. Sadati Lamardi. Phytochemistry and biological activities of Heracleum persicum: a review. J Integr Med. 2018; 16(4): 223-235.
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