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Phytother Res. 2018 Jul;32(7):1229-1240. doi: 10.1002/ptr.6072. Epub 2018 Mar 25.

Epilobium spp: Pharmacology and Phytochemistry.

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Department of Physiology and Pharmacology "V. Erspamer", Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

The Epilobium species and their extracts are very popular in folk medicine, for a wide range of applications. The purpose of this review is the analysis of the pharmacological properties of Epilobium spp, considering whether their effects (e.g., anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, antimicrobial, analgesic, and antiandrogenic) could rationally justify the use of Epilobium as a treatment of numerous diseases. Even if numerous preclinical studies have been reported, randomized controlled clinical trials (for the evaluation of safety and efficacy), and eventually cost-effectiveness studies (to estimate the long-term cumulative costs), are still needed to confirm the usefulness of these medicinal plants in human diseases.

KEYWORDS:

Epilobium; oenothein B; pharmaco-toxicological activities; prostate

PMID:
29575111
DOI:
10.1002/ptr.6072
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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