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The medicinal uses of herbs



The medicinal uses of herbs



Fitoterapia 55(4): 279-290



A brief historical review of several herbal remedies is presented. Special attention was given to licorice derivatives (glycyrrhizinic acid and carbenoxolone), garlic and its medicinally relevant metabolic product, allicin, to .DELTA.9-tetrahydrocannabinol and to Ginseng saponins. The structural similarity between several herbal derivatives offers a widening scope of medicinal applications that such compounds may find.

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