Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension

Volume: 2

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Phytotherapy has the potential to give patients long term benefits with less or no side effects. This is the second volume of the series. This volume brings 11 chapters that cover updates on general ...
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Monograph on Carum carvi L.

Pp. 194-203 (10)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681081618116020012

Author(s): Abderrahmane Moufid, Omar Farid, Morad Hebi, Mohamed Eddouks


Plants have been highly valued for their healing properties in all cultures around the world. The plant is widely used in food and traditional medicine from ancient time. Carum carvi L. (C. carvi) is commonly known as spice and medicinal plant in many cultures and several studies have reported that C. carvi possesses antidiabetic, diuretic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiulcerogenic, antiproliferative and antispasmodic activities. Phytochemical analyses have revealed that the main phytochemicals in C. carvi seeds were carvone, limonene, carvacrol, carvenone, γ- terpinene, and p-cymene. In this chapter, information about C. carvi including its pharmacognosy, phytochemistry and pharmacology is provided.


Carum carvi L., carvone, limonene, biological effects.