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Medicines 2017, 4(1), 8; doi:10.3390/medicines4010008

Aromatic Medicinal Plants of the Lamiaceae Family from Uzbekistan: Ethnopharmacology, Essential Oils Composition, and Biological Activities

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Laboratory of Chemistry of Glycosides, Institute of the Chemistry of Plant Substances AS RUz, Tashkent 100170, Uzbekistan
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Department for the Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forestal Systems, Tuscia University, Viterbo 01100, Italy
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School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK
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Academic Editor: Eleni Skaltsa
Received: 25 December 2016 / Revised: 24 January 2017 / Accepted: 4 February 2017 / Published: 10 February 2017
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Abstract

Plants of the Lamiaceae family are important ornamental, medicinal, and aromatic plants, many of which produce essential oils that are used in traditional and modern medicine, and in the food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industry. Various species of the genera Hyssopus, Leonurus, Mentha, Nepeta, Origanum, Perovskia, Phlomis, Salvia, Scutellaria, and Ziziphora are widespread throughout the world, are the most popular plants in Uzbek traditional remedies, and are often used for the treatment of wounds, gastritis, infections, dermatitis, bronchitis, and inflammation. Extensive studies of the chemical components of these plants have led to the identification of many compounds, as well as essentials oils, with medicinal and other commercial values. The purpose of this review is to provide a critical overview of the literature surrounding the traditional uses, ethnopharmacology, biological activities, and essential oils composition of aromatic plants of the family Lamiaceae, from the Uzbek flora. View Full-Text
Keywords: Uzbekistan; Lamiaceae; traditional use; aromatic plants; essential oils Uzbekistan; Lamiaceae; traditional use; aromatic plants; essential oils
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Mamadalieva, N.Z.; Akramov, D.K.; Ovidi, E.; Tiezzi, A.; Nahar, L.; Azimova, S.S.; Sarker, S.D. Aromatic Medicinal Plants of the Lamiaceae Family from Uzbekistan: Ethnopharmacology, Essential Oils Composition, and Biological Activities. Medicines 2017, 4, 8.

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