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Recent Studies on Anti-Depressant Bioactive Substances in Selected Species from the Genera Hemerocallis and Gladiolus: A Systematic Review

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Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 15 Akademicka Street, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
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Chair and Department of Pneumology, Oncology and Allergology, Medical University of Lublin, 8 Jaczewskiego Street, 20-090 Lublin, Poland
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Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, 1 Unii Lubelskiej Street, 71-252 Szczecin, Poland
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Pharmaceuticals 2019, 12(4), 172; https://doi.org/10.3390/ph12040172
Received: 8 October 2019 / Revised: 4 November 2019 / Accepted: 22 November 2019 / Published: 25 November 2019
Herbal therapy is a potential alternative applied to pharmacological alleviation of depression symptoms and treatment of this disorder, which is predicted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be the most serious health problem worldwide over the next several years. It has been well documented that many herbs with psychotropic effects have far fewer side effects than a variety of pharmaceutical agents used by psychiatrists for the treatment of depression. This systematic review presents literature data on the antidepressant activity of representatives of the genera Hemerocallis (H. fulva and H. citrina Baroni, family Xanthorrhoeaceae) and Gladiolus (G. dalenii, family Iridaceae) and on biologically active compounds and their mechanisms of action to consider the application of herbal preparations supporting the treatment of depression. View Full-Text
Keywords: daylily; depression; diagnostic imaging; Iridaceae; nervous system agents; neurotransmitters; phytotherapy; Xanthorrhoeaceae daylily; depression; diagnostic imaging; Iridaceae; nervous system agents; neurotransmitters; phytotherapy; Xanthorrhoeaceae
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Matraszek-Gawron, R.; Chwil, M.; Terlecka, P.; Skoczylas, M.M. Recent Studies on Anti-Depressant Bioactive Substances in Selected Species from the Genera Hemerocallis and Gladiolus: A Systematic Review. Pharmaceuticals 2019, 12, 172.

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