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Study of pharmacological effect of Thymus vulgaris: A review

Author(s): Sepideh Miraj and Sadegh Kiani

Thymus vulgaris (common thyme, German thyme, garden thyme or just thyme) [1]is a species of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to southern Europe from the western Mediterranean to southern Italy The aim of this study was to overview its therapeutic effects than its nutritive and industrial effects. This review article was carried out by searching studies in PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, and Iran Medex databases .The initial search strategy identified about 88 references. In this study, 40 studies was accepted for further screening and met all our inclusion criteria [in English, full text, therapeutic effects of Thymus vulgaris and dated mainly from the year 2008 to 2016. The search terms were “Thymus vulgaris.”, “therapeutic properties”, “pharmacological effects”. It is commonly used for antioxidant effect, anti-cancer, antimicrobial activity, antifungal effect, anti-dysmenorrhea, hepatoprotective effect, toxicity ,anti-dysmenorrhea, antibacterial activity ,anti-bacterial effect, antimicrobial effect, anti-Leishmaniasis effect, anti-inflammatory effects, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities, anti-fungal effect,antiadhesion activity, larvicidal effect.Thymus vulgaris is widely used for therapeutic purposes causing its highly usefulness.

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