Traditional and Integrative Medicine 2017. 2(4):172-176.

Antioxidant Property of Majoon-e-Dabeed-ul-Ward: a Traditional Herbal Formulation in Persian Medicine
Mahbubeh Bozorgi

Abstract


Traditional medicine is used for treating diseases in different countries and it is a way for promoting public health especially in under developing countries. Persian medicine has a long history and has been an inseparable part of the Iranian people's life and culture. There are many herbal formulations in Iran that prepared following Persian medicine methods and prescribed for different diseases. Majoon-e-Dabeed-ul-Ward is one of these products and to the best of our knowledge there is no documented study about the formulation used in Iran. In this study, Persian medicine manuscripts were explored for main ingredients of Majoon-e-Dabeed-ul-Ward as well as serious diseases in which this medication has been considered as a potential treatment. Additionally, the antioxidant effect of the commonly used formula in Iran was studied using DPPH method. There were different formulations with 16 or more constituents under the name of Dabeed-ul-Ward in Persian manuscripts; Rosa damascena was the main constituent of this herbal mixture.  Majoon-e-Dabeed-ul-Ward has been prescribed for different purposes like liver disorders, pelvic inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, headache and vertigo. Commonly used Majoon-e-Dabeed-ul-Ward in Iran contains 16 plants in addition to sugar. Majoon-e-Dabeed-ul-Ward hydro- alcoholic extract possessed radical scavenging activity with IC50 value of 174 μg/mL.


Keywords


Persian medicine; Majoon-e-Dabeed-ul-Ward; Antioxidant

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