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Phytochemical and biological studies of ochna species.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22344903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The genus Ochna L. (Gr, Ochne; wild pear), belonging to the Ochnaceae family, includes ca. 85 species of evergreen trees, shrubs, and shrublets, distributed in tropical Asia, Africa, and America. Several members of this genus have long been used in folk medicine for treatment of various ailments, such as asthma, dysentery, epilepsy, gastric disorders, menstrual complaints, lumbago, ulcers, as an abortifacient, and as antidote against snake bites. Up to now, ca. 111 constituents, viz. flavonoids (including bi-, tri-, and pentaflavonoids), anthranoids, triterpenes, steroids, fatty acids, and a few others have been identified in the genus. Crude extracts and isolated compounds have been found to exhibit analgesic, anti-HIV-1, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, antimicrobial, and cytotoxic activities, lending support to the rationale behind several of its traditional uses. The present review compiles the informations concerning the traditional uses, phytochemistry, and biological activities of Ochna.
Authors:
Anil Kumar Reddy Bandi; Dong-Ung Lee; Raphaël Ghogomu Tih; Duvvuru Gunasekar; Bernard Bodo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemistry & biodiversity     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1612-1880     ISO Abbreviation:  Chem. Biodivers.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101197449     Medline TA:  Chem Biodivers     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta AG, Zürich.
Affiliation:
Institute of Bioconvergence Technology, Dongguk University, Gyeongju 780714, Republic of Korea.
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