Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2013)
A Review on Medicinal Plants with Anti Ulcer Activity
Rahul A. Wandre*, Gajanan B. Bhagwat, Rahul S. Solunke, Mayuri B. Yadav And Shaikh A. M.
A peptic ulcer is erosion in a segment of the gastro intestinal mucosa. It may typically in the stomach (gastric ulcer) or first few centimeters of duodenum (duodenal ulcer) that penetrates through the muscularis mucosae. Contrary to popular belief, ulcer is not only caused by spicy food but also most commonly due to an infection of Helicobacter Pylori and long term use of medications. Standard treatment is a combination of drugs including antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitors. Literature suggests that number of synthetic drugs are used in the management of peptic ulcers but elicit several adverse effects. Therefore Indian herbal plants stand out as being exceptional for its ethnic, ethobotanical and ethno-pharmaceutical use. In this review attempts have been made to know about some plants which may be used in treatment or prevention of peptic ulcers. Various plants like Excoecaria agallocha, Mentha arvensis, Utleria salicifolia, Emblica officinalis etc.proved active in antiulcer therapy. This combination of traditional and modern knowledge can produced better antiulcer drugs with fewer side effects. The medicinal plants are available in India and other countries, recent technologies advances have renewal interest in natural product in drug discovery.
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Rahul A. Wandre*, Gajanan B. Bhagwat, Rahul S. Solunke, Mayuri B. Yadav And Shaikh A. M.. A Review on Medicinal Plants with Anti Ulcer Activity. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;2(1):235-240.