Physiological and pharmaceutical properties of peppermint as a multipurpose and valuable medicinal plant

Physiological and pharmaceutical properties of peppermint as a multipurpose and valuable medicinal plant

Journal

  • Journal title: UNKNOWN
  • ISSN: UNKNOWN (print) UNKNOWN (online)
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2017/Feb/20

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Soil Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Toxicology, Epidemiology
  • Publisher's keywords: Antimicrobial, Blood parameters, Digestive system, Immune system, Peppermint essential oil
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF
  • Time From Submission to Publication: 3

AUTHORS

    M. Akbari| Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran., P. Ezati| Department of Food Hygiene and Safety, Faculty of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran., M. Nazari| Research Center of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran., N. Moradi kor| Research Center of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.

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ABSTRACT

Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for appeasing digestion and may also restore digestive efficiency. In addition, peppermint has been known as disorders improving including: analgesic, ulcer, anti-spasmodic, anti-bloat, irritable bowel syndrome or gastrointestinal motility, and immune system stimulant and etc. Peppermint essential oil has biological activities, such as antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. In animal studies peppermint essential oil along chromium picolinate improved blood parameters in broiler chicks reared under heat stress condition. Peppermint essential oil stimulated immune system in broiler chicks. Furthermore peppermint not only improved disorder's digestive system, also peppermint had antimicrobial and antioxidant effects. Moreover peppermint was efficient in blood parameters improvement and immune system stimulation in birds. To achieve these goals with regard to sustainable medical uses, we reviewed a summary of introduction, history, active constituents physiological and pharmacology uses of peppermint with concerning on essential oil in this paper.

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