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2022 Sep 14

J Ethnopharmacol

Low concentrations of Ambrosia maritima L. phenolic extract protect endothelial cells from oxidative cell death induced by HO and sera from Crohn’s disease patients.


Ramli I, Posadino A M, Zerizer S, Spissu Y, Barberis A, Djeghim H, Emanuela A, Bensouici C, Kabouche Z, Rebbas K, D'hallewin G, Sechi L A, Pintus G
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Sep 14:115722.
PMID: 36115603.


A rising resort to herbal therapies in Crohn's disease (CD) alternative treatments has been recently observed due to their remarkable natural efficiency. In this context, the weed plant Ambrosia maritima L., traditionally known as Hachich el Aouinet in Algeria and as Damsissa in Egypt and Sudan, is widely used in North African folk medicine to treat infections, inflammatory diseases, gastrointestinal and urinary tract disturbances, rheumatic pain, respiratory problems, diabetes, hypertension and cancer.