Medicinal plants with gastroprotective potential

  • Wafa Majeed Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Tanweer Khaliq Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Bilal Aslam Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Junaid Ali Khan Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Asra Iftikhar Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Keywords: PUD, Helicobacter pylori, Gastroprotective

Abstract

Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a main source of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is characterized by erosions in mucosal linings of stomach and duodenum. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and Helicobacter pylori are mainly responsible for peptic ulcer disease. Histamine receptor blockers and proton pump inhibitors are most prominent therapies in the treatment of peptic ulcer. However, severe adverse effects of NSAIDs have been reported. Therefore, focus is now diverted towards herbal formulations of medicinal plants for the treatment of ulcer. Plants contain different phytoconstituents which are responsible for increasing defensive mechanisms of body against peptic ulcer. The current review focuses on the commonly used gastroprotective plants as antiulcer agents.

 

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Author Biographies

Wafa Majeed, Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Lecturer
Tanweer Khaliq, Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Director
Bilal Aslam, Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Assistant Professor
Junaid Ali Khan, Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Assistant Professor
Asra Iftikhar, Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Ph.D Scholar

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Published
2015-07-09
How to Cite
Majeed, W., T. Khaliq, B. Aslam, J. Khan, and A. Iftikhar. “Medicinal Plants With Gastroprotective Potential”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, Vol. 10, no. 3, July 2015, pp. 588-03, doi:10.3329/bjp.v10i3.23578.
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