What is harmala seeds?

Harmala is a flowering plant that grows in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as China. It belongs to the Zygophyllaceae family and is commonly used as an emmenagogue and an abortifacient agent. The seeds of P. harmala are the main medicinal part of the plant.

Harmal Seeds has many different pharmaceutical uses. It can be used to treat cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal problems, nervous disorders, endocrine disorders, neoplasms and tumors, pain relief, organisms, diabetes mellitus (diabetes), respiratory diseases, disinfectants, anti-pyretics (fever reducers), skin diseases and hair conditions such as rheumatism arthritis or inflammation; ulcers; and other conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

Other Names: Peganum Harmala, Harmel, Syrian Rue, Harmal, Isbandh, Ruex, Aspand, Esband

The pharmacological effects of P. harmala are due to its antioxidant properties provided by phenolic compounds which act as antioxidants in the body by neutralizing free radicals that can damage cells or cause cell death by turning them into oxygen radicals or peroxides


Harmal Seeds is a perennial herbaceous plant that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine practices around the world. It is most well-known for its analgesic and sedative properties, but it is also known to treat a variety of other conditions, including candidiasis, inflammation, and cancer.

In addition to its therapeutic effects, P. harmala has been used as an abortifacient, pesticide, and abortifacient. The most important therapeutic effects of P. harmala are included candidiasis, anti-inflammatory, anti-cholinesterase, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-tumor and angiogensis activities. In addition to these effects and uses, Wang et al reported P. harmala as a traditional Chinese medicine to treat cancer; they found Osteoarthritis (OA) as a promising leading compound for the development of an anti-lung cancer drug. Mamedov et al found that Syrian rue used for centuries in traditional medicine shows a potential treatment of anxiety and depression


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  • Hermal Seeds alkaloids extract may be helpful in providing of new cytotoxic agents against chemo-resistant cancer cells. P. harmala extracts significantly decreased the growth rate and cell survival of cancer cell lines, and the extract may induce cell death regarding natural cell growth rate. P. harmala's seed extract induced cell death and decreased the cell growth in the breast cancer cell line; they have suggested that herb might be useful for preventing the development of tumors.
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