MS14, an Iranian herbal-marine compound for the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Chin J Integr Med. 2010 Jun;16(3):270-1. doi: 10.1007/s11655-010-0270-1. Epub 2010 Aug 8.


MS14 is a natural herbal-marine drug, which has shown to slow down or halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). This drug consists of 90% Penaeus latisculatus, 5% Apium graveolens, and 5% Hypericum perforatum L. Preclinically, the effects of MS14 have mostly been examined in an animal model of multiple sclerosis called experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE). Clinical studies of the effects of MS14 in MS patients also showed that it could improve the patients' quality of life. MS14 is a safe drug in MS patients and might also be effective in the treatment of other neurodegenerative disorders with the same mechanisms.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Antioxidants / therapeutic use
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Herbal Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Iran
  • Medicine, Traditional*
  • Mice
  • Multiple Sclerosis / drug therapy*
  • Plant Extracts / adverse effects
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Seawater / chemistry*
  • Tissue Extracts / adverse effects
  • Tissue Extracts / therapeutic use*


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Antioxidants
  • Plant Extracts
  • Tissue Extracts