Overview of the Therapeutic Effects of Origanum Vulgare and Hypericum Perforatum Based on Iranís Ethnopharmacological Documents FE01-FE04
Dr. Mojtaba Khaksarian,
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorrmabad, Iran.
Herbs have played an important role in the health and wellness of human. Now-a-days, medicinal herbs are at the forefront of studies of medical science because of their importance in public health. Understanding the traditional and therapeutic effects of medicinal plants is important because they can be effective as a source of medication. Based on the results obtained from the review of Iran's ethnopharmacological literature, it was found that the Origanum vulgare can be used as energy producer, diuretic, stomach booster, nervous system reliever, laxative, reducing the general weakness of the body, anticancer, relief of migraine pain, fractures, numbness of organs, toothache, disinfectant, antidiarrhea, anticonvulsant, expectorant, pain reliever, anticough, antidiarrhea, anti-inflammatory, menstrual regulator, anti-urinary tract infection, treatment of sexual dysfunction, colic, sinusitis, relaxing, heart tonic and blockage remover. Also, Hypericum perforatum is used as a digestive and nervous system relaxant, respiratory and uterine stimulant, booster of immune system, antidepressant, anticancer, anti-AIDS, analgesic, bile cathartic, relaxing, anti cough, pain reliever, treating nervous system diseases, astringent, antiparasitics, expectorant, diuretic, and blood pressure regulator. Preliminary results presented in this review study allow knowing the herbal plants could be the basis for experimental and clinical studies to promote the use of natural agents in the treatment of any disorders and diseases.