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2020 Feb 25

J Ethnopharmacol

The effects of hydro-ethanolic extract of Capparis spinosa (C. spinosa) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation and cognitive impairment: Evidence from in vivo and in vitro studies.


Rahimi V B, Rajabian A, Rajabi H, Vosough E M, Mirkarimi H R, Hasanpour M, Iranshahi M, Rakhshandeh H, Askari V R
J Ethnopharmacol. 2020 Feb 25:112706.
PMID: 32109547.


Capparis spinose (C. spinosa) belonging to Capparaeae, originates from dry areas in the west or central Asia and Mediterranean basin. For thousands of years, C. spinosa has been reported to be used as a therapeutic traditional medicine to relieve various ailments including rheumatism, pain and inflammatory diseases.