A Comprehensive Review on the Medicinal Plants from the Genus Asphodelus
AbstractPlant-based systems continue to play an essential role in healthcare, and their use by different cultures has been extensively documented. Asphodelus L. (Asphodelaceae) is a genus of 18 species and of a total of 27 species, sub-species and varieties, distributed along the Mediterranean basin, and has been traditionally used for treating several diseases particularly associated with inflammatory and infectious skin disorders. The present study aimed to provide a general review of the available literature on ethnomedical, phytochemical, and biological data related to the genus Asphodelus as a potential source of new compounds with biological activity. Considering phytochemical studies, 1,8-dihydroxyanthracene derivatives, flavonoids, phenolic acids and triterpenoids were the main classes of compounds identified in roots, leaf and seeds which were correlated with their biological activities as anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory or antioxidant agents. View Full-Text
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Malmir, M.; Serrano, R.; Caniça, M.; Silva-Lima, B.; Silva, O. A Comprehensive Review on the Medicinal Plants from the Genus Asphodelus. Plants 2018, 7, 20.
Malmir M, Serrano R, Caniça M, Silva-Lima B, Silva O. A Comprehensive Review on the Medicinal Plants from the Genus Asphodelus. Plants. 2018; 7(1):20.Chicago/Turabian Style
Malmir, Maryam; Serrano, Rita; Caniça, Manuela; Silva-Lima, Beatriz; Silva, Olga. 2018. "A Comprehensive Review on the Medicinal Plants from the Genus Asphodelus." Plants 7, no. 1: 20.
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