Pharmacology of Herbal Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection in Western Countries 

Sadeq A. G. Kaabi* and Baidaa M. Ali*
Biology Department- College of Science- Mustansiriyah University- Baghdad- Iraq
Corresponding Author: sadeqkaabi@uomustansiriyah.edu.iq; baidaabiology@uomustansiriyah.edu.iq; Tel: 009647709023245
Recieved Date: July 21, 2020; Accepted Date: October 10, 2020; Published Date: 02 November 2020
Citation: Kaabi SAG and Ali BM. Pharmacology of Herbal Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection in Western Countries.  Trop J Nat Prod Res. 2020; 4(9):653-660. https://doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v4i10.1
Copyright: © 2020 Kaabi and Ali et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
ABSTRACT

Medicinal plants native to North America and Europe and known in traditional herbal medicine in North America and Europe for their efficacy in the treatment of Urinary tract infections (UTIs) were reviewed for their pharmacological activities detected for extracts of each plant, Mechanism for each pharmacological activity, active components responsible for each pharmacological activity and animal and human clinical trial studies for extracts or commercial products based on each medicinal plant. These plants were Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon), Common nettle (Urtica dioica), Uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), Junipers (Juniperus spp.), Buchu (Agathosma betulina and A. crenulata), Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis, S. virgaurea and S. gigantea), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis), Hosretail (Equisetum arvense), Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium), Couch grass (Agropyrum repens) and Corn silk (Stigma maydis). 

Keywords: UTIs, Western herbal medicine, Alternative therapy, herbal anti-adhesives, herbal anti-microbial.
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