PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIOXIDANT SCREENING OF ZINGIBER OFFICINALE, PIPER NIGRUM, RUTAG RAVEOLANES AND CARUM CARVI AND THEIR EFFECT ON GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT ACTIVITY
Matrix Science Medica (MSM)
Author: Muhammad Qasim Barkat, Hafiz Khalid Mahmood
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Herbal plants are used widely for the treatment of stomach disorders as peptic and duodenal ulcer, dyspepsia, gastritis and other ailments. There are many causes of ulcer but 80% of the ulcer caused by H-Pylori in the GIT problems. Uses of NSAID are the main cause of GIT problems in human health. In the developed countries, mostly peoples used herbal plants regularly for the stomach problems. These herbal plants contain different photochemical constituents as alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, tannins and saponins. They not only have bioactive compounds but also have antioxidants properties that strengthen the stomach health and prevent from oxidative stress and other scavenging properties. The use of herbal plants is economical and safe for these types of diseases. The herbal plants treatment has been used for stomach disorders without chances of reoccurrence.