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A Mini-Review on the Phytochemistry and Biological Activities of Selected Apocynaceae Plants

Version 1 : Received: 21 June 2019 / Approved: 21 June 2019 / Online: 21 June 2019 (18:28:55 CEST)

How to cite: Ekalu, A.; Ayo, R.G.; James, H.D.; Hamisu, I. A Mini-Review on the Phytochemistry and Biological Activities of Selected Apocynaceae Plants. Preprints 2019, 2019060219 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201906.0219.v1). Ekalu, A.; Ayo, R.G.; James, H.D.; Hamisu, I. A Mini-Review on the Phytochemistry and Biological Activities of Selected Apocynaceae Plants. Preprints 2019, 2019060219 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201906.0219.v1).

Abstract

This review aims at studying the phytochemistry and biological activities of some selected Apocynaceae plants. Eleven members of this family were reviewed for their phytochemistry and biological activities. Interestingly, the commonly isolated compounds reported from Mondia whitei (Hook.f.) Skeels, Secondatia floribunda A. DC, Carissa carandas, Tabernaemontana divaricate, Nerium oleander, Wrightia tinctoria, T. divaricate, Alstonia scholaris, Carrisa spinarum Linn, Thevetia peruviana and Caralluma lasiantha were triterpenoids, flavonoids, phytosterols, cardiac glycosides and lignans. All of them exhibited remarkable biological activities, mostly similar to each other. This review provides a detailed insight into the pharmacological activities of these selected members of this family.

Subject Areas

phytochemistry; biological activities; Apocynaceae family

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