An Overview of the Therapeutic Potential of Iris persica

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Author(s): Faiq H. S. Hussain, Hawraz Ibrahim M. Amin, Dinesh kumar Patel, Omji Porwal*

Journal Name: Current Traditional Medicine

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The family Iridaceae contains 92 genera and more than 1800 species, mostly perennial herbs with underground storage organs called rhizomes (bulbs). Some genera are important in traditional medicines, especially Iris and Gladiolus. The genus Iris belongs to this family and comprises about hundreds species among them, 12 species are found in Iraq. It has been widely used various medicines worldwide especially Iris persica is used in folk medicine in the Kurdistan region of Iraq as an effective treatment against tumours, antibacterial, antifungal and treating inflammation. Earlier finding confirmed that Iris persica and its constituents play role in the scavenging of free radical generation and prevention of disease pathogenesis. Each part of the Iris persica herb has some medicinal property. This review gives a eagle eye view mainly on the biological activities of the Iris persica and some of their compounds isolated, pharmacological actions of the Iris persica extracts and products, and plausible medicinal and therapeutically applications.

Keywords: Iris persica, Herb, Pharmacological action, Medicinal value, biological activities, Iraq

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DOI: 10.2174/2215083806666200117111320
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