Antilithiatic Properties of Moroccan Medicinal Plants and Mechanism Insights of their Phytochemicals
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Aya Khouchlaa, Abdelhakim Bouyahya and M`hamed Tijane
The transition from raw herbs to synthetic pharmaceuticals bioactive
compounds has undergone evolution and herbal medicine has become an important
source of raw materials to treat different illnesses. Indeed, the alternative treatment
using herbal medicine has come into demand in recent years and has renewed interest
in the plants that are effective, safe, and culturally acceptable. In Morocco, several
medicinal plants are used traditionally to treat kidney stones and in vitro and in vivo
experimental studies have proved their antilithiasic activity. This review aims to list all
in vitro and in vivo antilithiasic medicinal plants used by the Moroccan population and
to present bioactive compounds responsible for this activity. Further, we determined
some molecular targets by these bioactive compounds.
Crystallization, Kidney stones, Phyto-molecules, Urinary.
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Genomic Center of Human Pathologies, Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory of Human Pathologies Biology, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.