Autism: Synthetic- and plant-derived control and treatment

Kourosh Saki


Autism is a very complex neurological disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior, poor communication skills, communication difficulties and, in some cases, compulsive or repetitive behavior. There is usually no specific drug therapy for it, and the chemical drugs used lead to certain complications. This article addresses the use of medicinal plants in the pharmaceutical industry to treat autism. In this review article, the keywords such as medicinal plants, herbal drugs, herbal medicine, traditional medicine, and autism were used to retrieve eligible articles indexed in the Scopus, PubMed, ISI, Google Scholar, SID, and Magiran databases. Medicinal plants such as Cirsium vulgare, Vitis vinifera, Brassica rapa, Daucus carota, Malus domestica, Punica granatum, Juglans regia, Lens culinaris, Terminalia chebula, Glycine max, Spinacia oleracea, Prunus dulcis, Cucurbita pepo, Helianthus annuus, Brassica oleracea, Ginkgo biloba, Portulaca oleracea, and Curcuma longa are the effective anti-autism plants. Based on the results of this study, the most important medicinal plants affecting autism are a promising source for the preparation of new anti-autism drugs.

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