Natural Herbal Medicines used as Anti-Ulcer Agents: A Pharmacological Review

Natural Herbal Medicines used as Anti-Ulcer Agents: A Pharmacological Review


Srivastava S, Jaiswal J, Gautam H, Sharma S


Abstract

Herbal drugs are traditional method of treating the disease in the world wide, the plant having ability to treat the disease is known as medicinal plants. Several types of medicinal plants are exists in the nature and effective in different type of disease. Peptic ulcers are a broad term that includes ulcers of digestive tract in the stomach or the duodenum. The formation of peptic ulcers depends on the presence of acid and peptic activity in gastric juice plus a breakdown in mucosal defenses. There are two major factors that can disrupt the mucosal resistance to injury: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) example, aspirin and Helicobacter pylori infection. Numerous natural products have been evaluated as therapeutics for the treatment of a variety of diseases, including peptic ulcer. This article reviews the anti-acid/anti-peptic, gastro-protective and/or antiulcer properties of the most commonly employed herbal medicines. This article will be concerned only the pharmacology of that plant which shows the antiulcer and gastro-protective effects and among all the plants which one is more potent for anti-ulcer activity.


Keywords

Peptic ulcer, NSAIDs, Helicobacter pylori.


Cite This Article

Srivastava S, Jaiswal J, Gautam H, Sharma S, Natural Herbal Medicines used as Anti-Ulcer Agents: A Pharmacological Review, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 2013, 2(3), 1-10.

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