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Traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of asafoetida (Ferula assa-foetida oleo-gum-resin)-a review.
The old traditional phytomedicine asafoetida, an oleo-gum-resin obtained from the roots of different Ferula assa-foetida, is used in different countries for various purposes. Asafoetida is not onlyExpand
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Effects of Supplementation with Curcuminoids on Dyslipidemia in Obese Patients: A Randomized Crossover Trial
Dyslipidemia is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is also a common feature of obesity. Curcumin is a bioactive phytochemical with well‐known antioxidant, anti‐inflammatory, andExpand
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Zataria multiflora Boiss. (Shirazi thyme)--an ancient condiment with modern pharmaceutical uses.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Zataria multiflora Boiss. (ZM) is a thyme-like plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family that grows wild only in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. This plant with theExpand
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An investigation of the effects of curcumin on anxiety and depression in obese individuals: A randomized controlled trial
ObjectiveTo investigate the effectiveness of curcumin, a natural polyphenolic compound with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, on the frequency of symptoms of anxiety and depression inExpand
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Antioxidant and Anti‐Inflammatory Properties of the Citrus Flavonoids Hesperidin and Hesperetin: An Updated Review of their Molecular Mechanisms and Experimental Models
Inflammation and oxidative stress are two major causes of various life‐threatening diseases. Hesperidin (Hsd) and its aglycone, hesperetin (Hst), are two flavonoids from citrus species that haveExpand
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Prooxidant Activity of Polyphenols, Flavonoids, Anthocyanins and Carotenoids: Updated Review of Mechanisms and Catalyzing Metals
Natural antioxidants, including polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins and carotenoids, play an important role in the treatment and prevention of a large number of diseases. However, studies indicateExpand
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Molecular mechanisms behind the biological effects of hesperidin and hesperetin for the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Hesperidin (Hsd) and its aglycone, hesperetin (Hst), are two flavonoids from citrus species that have various biological properties, particularly those for the prevention of cancer and cardiovascularExpand
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Umbelliprenin from Ferula szowitsiana inhibits the growth of human M4Beu metastatic pigmented malignant melanoma cells through cell-cycle arrest in G1 and induction of caspase-dependent apoptosis.
Metastatic malignant melanoma have a bad prognosis (median survival: 6-8 months) mainly due to the development of lung, hepatic and brain metastases. In this study we have used the resazurinExpand
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Sesquiterpene coumarins from Ferula szowitsiana and in vitro antileishmanial activity of 7-prenyloxycoumarins against promastigotes.
Two new sesquiterpene coumarins, named szowitsiacoumarin A (1) and szowitsiacoumarin B (2), and a phenylpropanoid derivative, 2-epihelmanticine (3), together with nine known compounds, auraptene (4),Expand
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Antinociceptive effects of Peganum harmala L. alkaloid extract on mouse formalin test.
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of Peganum harmala (Syrian rue) a wild-growing flowering plant belonging to the family Zygophylaceae and found abundantly in Iran on formalin-induced pain response inExpand
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