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Abstract Title:

The therapeutic effects of Portulaca oleracea L. in hepatogastric disorders.

Abstract Source:

Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Feb ;42(2):127-132. Epub 2018 Oct 13. PMID: 30327154

Abstract Author(s):

Tahereh Farkhondeh, Saeed Samarghandian

Article Affiliation:

Tahereh Farkhondeh

Abstract:

AIM: This research was conducted to obtain accurate information on the protective effects of Portulaca oleracea L. against hepatogastric diseases.

RESULTS: P. oleracea L. (Purslane) has traditionally been used for the treatment of hepatogastric diseases. However, the low number of research studies has shown that P. oleracea L. possesses protective effects against hepatotoxic agents. The safety of P. oleracea L. has been demonstrated in several clinical trials.

CONCLUSION: Modern pharmacological studies have indicated the gastroprotective and hepatoprotective effects of P. oleracea L. by using in vivo and in vitro models. However, due to lack of information of its effects in humans, more studies should be conducted to confirm the efficacy of P. oleracea L. in humans.

Study Type : Review

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