Volume 21, Issue 5 (9-2017)                   ibj 2017, 21(5): 285-293 | Back to browse issues page

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Fakhrieh Kashan Z, Delavari M, Arbabi M, Hooshyar H. Therapeutic effects of Iranian herbal extracts against Trichomonas vaginalis . ibj. 2017; 21 (5) :285-293
URL: http://ibj.pasteur.ac.ir/article-1-2134-en.html
Trichomonas vaginalis is a flagellated parasite affecting about 276 million people annually worldwide. Tricomoniasis is associated with different complications in pregnant women and infants. 5chr('39')-nitroimidazole derivatives (metronidazole, ornidazole, and tinidazole) are FDA approved drugs recommended for trichomoniasis treatment. Treatment with metronidazole 5chr('39')-nitroimidazole derivatives is associated with many side effects, and drug resistance to metronidazole has been reported in some cases. Recently, many attempts have been made to evaluate the effects of plants on causative agents of vaginal infections. In our research, the national and international databases were searched and the effects of various herbal extracts on T. vaginalis in Iran were reviewed from 2006 to 2016. In articles investigated, some plants had favorable antitrichomonal effects and needed to be further investigated. All the plant extracts have only been evaluated in vitro. Surveys of different articles in this review show that the active ingredients present in different parts of plants, including aerial parts, leaves, flowers, stems, and root can be suitable sources for introducing and developing new antitrichomonal compounds.
Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Related Fields

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