Submitted: 02 Jan 2016
Accepted: 22 Jan 2016
First published online: 09 Feb 2016
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J Prev Epidemiol. 2016;1(2):e18-.
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Hypothesis

Berberis vulgaris as an antihypertensive drug; berbamine and oxycontin antihypertensive active ingredients

Kourosh Saki 1, Zohreh Eftekhari 2, Nasrollah Naghdi 3, Mahmoud Bahmani 4 *

1 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Research and Development Department, Research and Production Complex, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
3 Clinical Microbiology Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
4 Razi Herbal Medicines Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
Correspondence to Mahmoud Bahmani Email: mahmood.bahmani@gmail.com

Abstract

Berberis vulgaris L., is a shrub in the Berberidaceae family and genus Berberis. Active ingredients of barberry plant contains berberine, jatrorrhizine, colombamine, palmatine, oxycontin, berbamine, malic acid, tartaric acid and pectin. Berbamine and oxycontin are active ingredients with blood pressure-lowering effects which with concentrated and determined the exact dose can be used in cases of high blood pressure as natural remedies.
Citation: Saki K, Eftekhari Z, Naghdi N, Bahmani M. Berberis vulgaris as an antihypertensive drug; berbamine and oxycontin antihypertensive active ingredients. J Prev Epidemiol. 2016; 1(2):e18.
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