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Matricaria Chamomile: Prevention of Abdominal Adhesions

(2016) Matricaria Chamomile: Prevention of Abdominal Adhesions. International Electronic Journal of Medicine.

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Abstract

One of the medicinal plants that have been widely used is Matricaria Chamomile (MC). Researchers have focused on its possible anti-inflammatory pharmacological mechanisms in the treatment of abdominal adhesions and the constituents of MC that are responsible for its effects. This substance includes several active compounds which are biologically active and have inhibitory effects on inflammation such as apigenin, luteolin and quercetini which are flavonids. Flavonids pose their anti inflammatory effects with different mechanisms. Luteolin holds back nitric oxide (NO) production, prostaglandin E2, cyclooxygenase-2 and the expression of inducible NO synthase (iNOS). Apigenin shows its anti inflammatory activity by inhibiting the production of proinflammatory cytokines. MC also consists of other components that reinforce the anti inflammatory actions through other pathways. These mechanisms are in accordance with the authors’ concept that MC can prevent inflammation in postsurgical adhesion.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Chamomile, Tissue Adhesions, Inflammation
Subjects: WP Gynecology and Obstetrics > WP 565-570 Fertility. Infertility
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Fertility and Infertility Research Center
Depositing User: مركز تحقيقات بهداشت باروري و ناباروري
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4585

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