Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Pistachio: Review
Zahra Bagheri-Hosseinabadi (PhD)1,2, Mitra Abbasifard (MD)1,3*
1 Pistachio Safety Research Center, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
2 Department of Clinical Biochemistry, School of Medicine,Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Ali-Ibn Abi-Talib Hospital, School of Medicine,
Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
Received: 07.07.2020 Accepted: 12.11.2020
Polyphenols are micronutrients with an extensive range of biological characteristics including a reduction in inflammation features. Pistachio is rich in polyphenols, and therefore, contains the anti-inflammatory potential for various anti-inflammatory conditions. To date, beneficial anti-inflammatory effects of pistachio or its derivatives have been demonstrated in several inflammatory conditions such as colitis and paw edema. A number of conditions, including diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disorders have also been found to benefit from pistachio supplementation. Growing evidence suggests that pistachio could be more widely used in inflammatory conditions. Pistachio and its derivatives seem to exert anti-inflammatory effects through several direct and indirect mechanisms. However anti-inflammatory properties of pistachio need to be further investigated in the context of other inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory and autoimmune arthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, tendonitis etc.
►Please cite this article as follows:
Bagheri-Hosseinabadi Z, Abbasifard M. Anti-inflammatory activities of pistachio: Review. Pistachio and Health Journal. 2020; 3 (4): 50-62.