Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : ZE05 - ZE11

Herbs in Oral Mucositis

Maryam Baharvand, Soudeh Jafari, Hamed Mortazavi

1. Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 3. Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Hamed Mortazavi,
Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,
Daneshjoo Blvd., Tabnak St. Chamran Highway, Tehran-1983963113, Iran.
E-mail: hamedmortazavi2013@gmail.com

Abstract

Oral mucositis is an inflammatory mucosal destruction as a result of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, which in severe cases can impair patients’ quality of life. Moreover, mucosal infection and/or systemic involvement due to compromised immunity leads to delay or discontinuation of the treatment. Many strategies and agents have been suggested for the management of this condition. Because of their lower side effects compared to chemical drugs, general interest in evaluating therapeutic effects of herbs has been increased intensively. Herbal plants apply their effect through different mechanisms of action: antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, and anticarcinogenic activity. Recently, various natural agents in plants have been noticed in mucositis, which may improve the symptoms through different interventions. The purpose of this review is to focus on the preventive or therapeutic use of herbal medicine to alleviate oral mucositis.

Keywords

Chemotherapy, Medicinal plant, Neoplasms, Radiotherapy, Stomatitis

How to cite this article :

Maryam Baharvand, Soudeh Jafari, Hamed Mortazavi. HERBS IN ORAL MUCOSITIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Apr 27 ]; 11:ZE05-ZE11. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=March&volume=11&issue=3&page=ZE05-ZE11&id=9467

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/21703.9467

Date of Submission: May 29, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jul 27, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Sep 07, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01 2017

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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