Mahmoodreza Moein

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CONTENT Rosa damascena Mill. (Rosaceae) is an important ornamental and medicinal plant and a source of fragrance. Its hydrosol is known in Iran as golab (rose water) and has applications in religious ceremonies, food, and pharmaceuticals. Hydrosol is traditionally and industrially produced by distillation. The increase in market demand has led to production(More)
Mohammad M. Zarshenas1,2, Mahmoodreza Moein3,4*, Soliman Mohammadi Samani5, Peyman Petramfar6 1Department of Traditional Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran 2Essence of Parsiyan Wisdom Institute, Traditional Medicine and Medicinal Plant Incubator, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran 3Medicinal(More)
BACKGROUND Seaweeds have proven to be a promising natural source of bioactive metabolites for drug development. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to monitor the ethanol extract of ten algae from the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea, for their in vitro cytotoxic activity on three human breast cancer cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three human breast cancer cell(More)
Juniperus excelsa M.B subsp. Polycarpos (K.Koch), collected from south of Iran, was subjected to hydrodistillation using clevenger apparatus to obtain essential oil. The essential was analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and studied for antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant activities. The results indicated α-pinene (67.71%) as the(More)
Diabetes Mellitus is a common metabolic disorder presenting increased amounts of serum glucose and will cover 5.4% of population by year 2025. Accordingly, this review was performed to gather and discuss the stand points on diagnosis, pathophysiology, non-pharmacological therapy and drug management of diabetes this disorder as described in medieval Persian(More)
BACKGROUND There is an interest in finding new and safe antioxidants from natural sources such as medicinal plants. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity of ten Iranian medicinal plants extracts. MATERIALS AND METHODS For antioxidant activity, the radical scavenging activity, reducing power and phenolic contents of(More)
BACKGROUND The family Apiaceae is defined with the diversity of essential oil. Fruits of Ajwain (Carum copticum), a famous herb of Apiaceae, accumulate up to 5% essential oil which is remarked as important natural product for food and flavoring industry, as well as pharmacological approaches. It is believed that differences in essential oil profile in a(More)
As a spice and medicinal plant, Aloysia citriodora Palau (Family, Verbenaceae) is applied in nutritional and pharmacological purposes. According to the findings, many parameters relating to growth location and cultivation conditions, may affect on the secondary metabolites of the herb and result in different percentage of concerned constituents.(More)
Resistance to antibacterial agents has become a serious problem for global health. The current study evaluated the antimicrobial activities of essential oil and respective fractions of Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague. Seeds of the essential oil were extracted and fractionated using column chromatography. All fractions were then analyzed by gas(More)
A four-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to assay the effectiveness of Ajwain 10 % (Trachyspermum ammi Sprague) topical cream on neuropathic pain. Intervention encompassed Ajwain 10 % and placebo creams. Ninety-two patients who specifically mentioned daily and nocturnal burning feet were randomly assigned to receive one(More)