The Pharmacological Importance and Chemical Constituents of Arctium Lappa. A Review

The Pharmacological Importance and Chemical Constituents of Arctium Lappa. A Review


Ali Esmail Al-Snafi


Abstract

Arctium lappa is a common medicinal herb in China, Europe, North America and Asia. It was used for the treatment of many health complains. Many active chemical groups were isolated from Arctium lappa; include volatile oils, lignans, sesquiterpene lactones, polyynes, polysaccharides, phytosterols, tannins, flavonoids, amino acids, trace elements and many other contents. Pharmacological studies showed that Arctium lappa exerted many pharmacological effects including enhancement of sexual behavior, anti-fatigue, antidiabetic, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective, hepatoprotective and antimicrobial effects. The present review will highlight the chemical constituents and the pharmacological and therapeutic effects of Arctium lappa.


Keywords

Arctium Lappa, Sesquiterpene Lactones, Gastroprotective, Hepatoprotective


Cite This Article

Ali Esmail Al-Snafi. (2014). The Pharmacological Importance and Chemical Constituents of Arctium Lappa. A Review. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 663-670.

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