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Phytochemical and Biological Aspects of Zephyranthes citrina Baker: A Mini-Review

Version 1 : Received: 30 April 2022 / Approved: 5 May 2022 / Online: 5 May 2022 (12:41:44 CEST)

How to cite: Biswas, I.; Paul, D. Phytochemical and Biological Aspects of Zephyranthes citrina Baker: A Mini-Review. Preprints 2022, 2022050041 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202205.0041.v1). Biswas, I.; Paul, D. Phytochemical and Biological Aspects of Zephyranthes citrina Baker: A Mini-Review. Preprints 2022, 2022050041 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202205.0041.v1).

Abstract

Zephyranthes citrina Baker is a bulbous herb, commonly known as yellow rain lily belongs to the family Amaryllidaceae. It is a native of tropical and subtropical America but nowadays it is cultivated as a popular ornamental herb in several parts of the world including India. This herb represents one of the richest sources of phytochemicals, especially alkaloids and possesses great potential for pharmaceutical applications. It shows remarkable antiprotozoal, antimicrobial, anti-Alzheimer, cytotoxic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and dye removal activities. This review is an effort to give a detailed study of the literature on the biological activities of Zephyranthes citrina. This review concludes that Zephyranthes citrina has a great potential to treat various diseases and could be used as a source for novel healthcare products in the near future, which requires further experimentation.

Keywords

Amaryllidaceae alkaloids; Biological activities; Traditional medicines; Yellow rain lily; Zephyranthes citrine

Subject

BIOLOGY, Plant Sciences

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