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Title: Plants from the genus daphne: A review of its traditional uses, phytochemistry, biological and pharmacological activity
Authors: Sovrlic, Miroslav
Manojlovic, Nedeljko
Journal: Serbian Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2017
Abstract: © 2017, University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science. All rights reserved. Plants have an important role in maintaining people’s health and improving the quality of human life. They are an important component of people’s diet, but they are also used in other spheres of human life as a therapeutic resources, ingredients of cosmetic products, paints and others. The Daphne genus belongs to family Th ymeleaceae which includes 44 families with approximately 500 herbal species. The plant species of the genus Daphne are used in the traditional medicine in China and tropical part of Africa for the treatment of various conditions. Previous studies showed significant biological potential of these species as a source of pharmacologically active compounds. This indicates that this genus possess a broad spectrum of biological activity including antimicrobial, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-infl ammatory, cytotoxic, anti-ulcerogenic, abortive, hypocholesterolemic and hemostatic effects. Additionally, Daphne plants are the source of valuable bioactive phytochemicals such as coumarins, flavonoids, lignans, steroids and different classes of terpenes. Different parts of the Daphne plants contain specific bioactive metabolites and can represent a source of new, natural, pharmacologically active compounds, which may potentially be used in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries.
Type: Review
DOI: 10.1515/SJECR-2016-0024
ISSN: 18208665
SCOPUS: 85014836474
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac
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