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Abstract Title:

Therapeutic potential of Artemisia vulgaris: An insight into underlying immunological mechanisms.

Abstract Source:

J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol. 2019 ;38(3):205-216. PMID: 31679308

Abstract Author(s):

Laura Soon, Phui Qi Ng, Jestin Chellian, Thiagarajan Madheswaran, Jithendra Panneerselvam, Gaurav Gupta, Srinivas Nammi, Nicole G Hansbro, Alan Hsu, Harish Dureja, Meenu Mehta, Saurabh Satija, Philip M Hansbro, Kamal Dua, Trudi Collet, Dinesh Kumar Chellappan

Article Affiliation:

Laura Soon

Abstract:

Artemisia vulgaris is a traditional Chinese herb believed to have a wide range of healing properties; it is traditionally used to treat numerous health ailments. The plant is commonly called mugwort or riverside wormwood. The plant is edible, and in addition to its medicinal properties, it is also used as a culinary herb in Asian cooking in the form of a vegetable or in soup. The plant has garnered the attention of researchers in the past few decades, and several research studies have investigated its biological effects, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, hypolipidemic, and antimicrobial properties. In this review, various studies on these biological effects are discussed along with the tests conducted, compounds involved, and proposed mechanisms of action. This review will be of interest to the researchers working in the field of herbal medicine, pharmacology, medical sciences, and immunology.

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