Therapeutic profile of lettuce: Leafy vegetable for moderate consumption (A review)
Author(s): Ashaolu Victoria Oladimeji and A Bharat Kumar
Abstract: Research on phyto-medical and herbal compounds is one of the most challenging fields today. Over time, synthetic drugs became more important and their side effects became more severe than their medical purpose. This study provides information about green leafy vegetables and increases global awareness on this subject. Lettuce is an important plant known for its culinary uses, but it has little or no publicly acknowledged medicinal value in the treatment of many human ailments. Phytochemicals phenols, tannins, steroids, carbohydrate glycosides, flavonoids and alkaloids found in lettuce are beneficial to the health of the plant. This review focuses on the pharmacological activities and various bioactive active components of lettuce, including its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, analgesic, neuroprotective and sedative properties. Because of its healing potential, lettuce can be used as a nutritional supplement. Lettuce also has a reputation among the public. However, lettuce is a powerful herbal medicine with many medicinal properties that are worth investigating as they show promise in drug discovery and development.
Ashaolu Victoria Oladimeji, A Bharat Kumar. Therapeutic profile of lettuce: Leafy vegetable for moderate consumption (A review). Int J Adv Biochem Res 2023;7(2S):254-258. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2023.v7.i2Sd.218