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Molecules 2016, 21(7), 826;

Kazakh Ziziphora Species as Sources of Bioactive Substances

Department of Natural Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Brno 61242, Czech Republic
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
Department of Pharmacognosy and Botany, The University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Košice 04181, Slovakia
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 19 May 2016 / Revised: 16 June 2016 / Accepted: 18 June 2016 / Published: 25 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Effects of Natural Products in the Context of Cardiometabolic Disease)
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Ziziphora species represent the prototypical example of the Lamiaceae family. The phytochemicals present in Ziziphora include monoterpenic essential oils, triterpenes and phenolic substances belonging to the flavonoids. In Kazakh traditional medicine, Ziziphora species possess several medicinal uses. In particular, Z. bungeana Lam. and Z. clinopodioides Lam. are used for the treatment of illnesses related to the cardiovascular system or to combat different infections. Unfortunately, the majority of the information about the complex Ziziphora species is only available in Russian and Chinese language, therefore, we decided gather all available information on Kazakhstan Ziziphora, namely its content compounds, medicinal uses and published patents, to draw the attention of scientists to this very interesting plant with high medicinal potential. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ziziphora; essential oil; flavonoid; triterpene; cardiovascular; antibacterial Ziziphora; essential oil; flavonoid; triterpene; cardiovascular; antibacterial
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Šmejkal, K.; Malaník, M.; Zhaparkulova, K.; Sakipova, Z.; Ibragimova, L.; Ibadullaeva, G.; Žemlička, M. Kazakh Ziziphora Species as Sources of Bioactive Substances. Molecules 2016, 21, 826.

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