A Review on the Terpenes from Genus Vitex
AbstractThe genus Vitex, which belongs to the Verbenaceae family, includes approximately 250 species. Some species of the genus Vitex have traditionally been used for the treatment of headaches, ophthalmodynia, coughs, asthma, premenopausal syndrome, etc. Chemical investigations indicate that the characteristic constituents of the genus Vitex are terpenes, and 210 of these compounds, including monoterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, diterpenoids and triterpenoids, have been obtained from 12 species. Pharmacological studies had shown that these terpenes possess anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antibacterial, antioxidant activities, and so on. In this paper, the identity of these terpenes and their pharmacological effects are reviewed, which can provide references for further research regarding the chemistry and utilization of the Vitex species. View Full-Text
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Yao, J.-L.; Fang, S.-M.; Liu, R.; Oppong, M.B.; Liu, E.-W.; Fan, G.-W.; Zhang, H. A Review on the Terpenes from Genus Vitex. Molecules 2016, 21, 1179.
Yao J-L, Fang S-M, Liu R, Oppong MB, Liu E-W, Fan G-W, Zhang H. A Review on the Terpenes from Genus Vitex. Molecules. 2016; 21(9):1179.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yao, Jin-Long; Fang, Shi-Ming; Liu, Rui; Oppong, Mahmood B.; Liu, Er-Wei; Fan, Guan-Wei; Zhang, Han. 2016. "A Review on the Terpenes from Genus Vitex." Molecules 21, no. 9: 1179.
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