Plant-based Food Products for Antimycobacterial Therapy
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- Immunity, hepatoprotection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, diet supplementation
Traditional medicine which is based on the observations of the patient’s condition after administration of herbal remedies describes a vast number of plant species with potential application in Tuberculosis (TB) treatment. However, only a small number of plant derived secondary metabolites were shown to influence Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) in mico- or nanomolar concentrations. Nevertheless, plant-based food products were proven to be useful in tuberculosis treatment, including eradication of Mtb, boosting natural immunity, managing disease symptoms and side effects of tuberculostatic drugs, as well as providing proper nutrition and diet supplementation. This review describes natural products, with a focus on plant-based food products, useful in antimycobacterial therapy. It summarizes the antituberculous potential of ethnopharmacologically selected medicinal plants, herbs, spices and fruits. Moreover, the use of plant-based food products as supportive treatment of TB therapy is discussed. Proper diet supplementation in tuberculosis treatment is also considered.
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TY - JOUR AU - Elwira Sieniawska AU - Magdalena Maciejewska-Turska AU - Łukasz Świątek AU - Jianbo Xiao PY - 2020 DA - 2020/04/30 TI - Plant-based Food Products for Antimycobacterial Therapy JO - eFood SP - 199 EP - 216 VL - 1 IS - 3 SN - 2666-3066 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/efood.k.200418.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/efood.k.200418.001 ID - Sieniawska2020 ER -