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Persian Manna in the Past and the Present: An Overview

1Traditional Pharmacy School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


American Journal of Pharmacological Sciences. 2013, Vol. 1 No. 3, 35-37
DOI: 10.12691/ajps-1-3-1
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Farid Ramezany, Narges Kiyani, Masoumeh Khademizadeh. Persian Manna in the Past and the Present: An Overview. American Journal of Pharmacological Sciences. 2013; 1(3):35-37. doi: 10.12691/ajps-1-3-1.

Correspondence to: Masoumeh Khademizadeh, Traditional Pharmacy School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Email: khademi2k1@yahoo.com

Abstract

Persian Manna is the most economically important manna in Iran which is collected mainly in Iran and Transoxiana. It is exudates from stems and leaves of camel's thorn (Alhagi persarum Boiss. & Bush.), probably by action of an insect. It forms sweet, semisolid resinous tears on the shrubs. Persian manna has different uses in Persian traditional medicine, ethno medicine and sweetmeats. Among the various effects attributed to Persian manna, laxative and cholagogue properties are more prominent than the others. On the basis of indications and contraindication described in old writings, it is used as an immunostimulant agent. Phytochemical profile of this manna shows some controversies between studies that are discussed briefly.

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