Mohammadreza Shams-Ardakani

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Teheran, Tehrān, Iran

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Publications (6)7.41 Total impact

  • M. Shams-Ardakani, A. Mohagheghzadeh, A. Ghannadi, A. Barati
    Chemistry of Natural Compounds 04/2007; 43(3):353-354. · 0.60 Impact Factor
  • Abdolali Mohagheghzadeh, Pouya Faridi, Mohammadreza Shams-Ardakani, Younes Ghasemi
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    ABSTRACT: All through time, humans have used smoke of medicinal plants to cure illness. To the best of our knowledge, the ethnopharmacological aspects of natural products' smoke for therapy and health care have not been studied. Mono- and multi-ingredient herbal and non-herbal remedies administered as smoke from 50 countries across the 5 continents are reviewed. Most of the 265 plant species of mono-ingredient remedies studied belong to Asteraceae (10.6%), followed by Solanaceae (10.2%), Fabaceae (9.8%) and Apiaceae (5.3%). The most frequent medical indications for medicinal smoke are pulmonary (23.5%), neurological (21.8%) and dermatological (8.1%). Other uses of smoke are not exactly medical but beneficial to health, and include smoke as a preservative or a repellent and the social use of smoke. The three main methods for administering smoke are inhalation, which accounts for 71.5% of the indications; smoke directed at a specific organ or body part, which accounts for 24.5%; ambient smoke (passive smoking), which makes up the remaining 4.0%. Whereas inhalation is typically used in the treatment of pulmonary and neurological disorders and directed smoke in localized situations, such as dermatological and genito-urinary disorders, ambient smoke is not directed at the body at all but used as an air purifier. The advantages of smoke-based remedies are rapid delivery to the brain, more efficient absorption by the body and lower costs of production. This review highlights the fact that not enough is known about medicinal smoke and that a lot of natural products have potential for use as medicine in the smoke form. Furthermore, this review argues in favor of medicinal smoke extended use in modern medicine as a form of drug delivery and as a promising source of new active natural ingredients.
    Journal of Ethnopharmacology 12/2006; 108(2):161-84. · 2.76 Impact Factor
  • Mohammadreza Shams-Ardakani, Alireza Ghannadi, Parmis Badr, Abdolali Mohagheghzadeh
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    ABSTRACT: Biotransformation of monoterpene aldehydes and related compounds, carvone and bornyl acetate was carried out by cell suspension culture of Glycyrrhiza glabra L. Cells reduced most saturated and unsaturated terpene aldehydes, aromatic and related aldehydes to corresponding primary alcohols. Furthermore, the C=C bonds in the side chain of cinnamaldehyde and in the cyclohexene ring of carvone were converted into corresponding saturated compounds, hydrocinnamylalcohol, cis- and trans-dihydrocarvone. Bornyl acetate hydrolyzed to two isomers, isoborneol and endo-borneol. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Flavour and Fragrance Journal 10/2004; 20(2):141 - 144. · 1.82 Impact Factor
  • A Mohagheghzadeh, M Shams-Ardakani, A Ghannadi, M Minaeian
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    ABSTRACT: Rosmarinic acid (RA) was obtained from Zataria multiflora tops' extract and its structure was confirmed by spectroscopic methods. Various in vitro cultures were established on Murashige and Skoog (MS) or Modified Tobacco (MT) medium containing growth hormones. The results indicated that cultures of Z. multiflora biosynthesize RA (55-355 mg/100 g dry wt.) and the highest accumulation were reached on MT media containing NAA 2 mg/l.
    Fitoterapia 07/2004; 75(3-4):315-21. · 2.23 Impact Factor
  • Abdolali Mohagheghzadeh, Mohammadreza Shams-Ardakani, Alireza Ghannadi
    Flavour and Fragrance Journal - FLAVOUR FRAG J. 01/2000; 15(6):373-376.
  • Abdolali Mohagheghzadeh, Mohammadreza Shams-Ardakani, Alireza Ghannadi
    Flavour and Fragrance Journal - FLAVOUR FRAG J. 01/2000; 15(2):119-122.