Fundamentals of the use of Berberis as a medicinal plant

Obrazek miniatury
Bober, Zuzanna
Stępień, Agnieszka
Aebisher, David
Ożóg, Łukasz
Bartusik-Aebisher, Dorota
Tytuł czasopisma
Tytuł tomu
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego
Introduction. The daily use of medicinal plants has increased in recent years. The study of drugs of natural origin as an academic discipline and its applications in healthcare has changed remarkably but still focus on the quality of products and the development of new medicines. Aim. This study covers all fundamental aspects of pharmacognosy as well as topics relating to the therapeutic use of plant drugs known as phythotherapy. The purpose of the study was to review the literature about the use of Berberis. Materials and method. We reviewed the literature regarding the use of Berberis published between 1933 and 2018. We found more than 500 articles studying the properties of Berberis for digestive disorders, antibacterial, antidiabetic, hypotensive effects, anti-inflammatory effects, cholesterol regulation, cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, cerebral ischemia trauma, mental disease, Alzheimer disease and osteoporosis. Our review includes recent studies regarding chemical composition and medicinal outcomes of Berberis.
Słowa kluczowe
medicinal plants , phythotherapy , Berberis
European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 16, z. 1 (2018), s. 41–46