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Molecules 2017, 22(9), 1406;

Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Traditional Uses of Plants from the Genus Trachelospermum L.

Key Laboratory of Resource Biology and Biotechnology in Western China, Ministry of Education, Northwest University, 229 Taibai Road, Xi’an 710069, China
Honghui Hospital, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710054, China
College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069, China
These authors contributed equally to this paper and share co-first authorship.
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Received: 25 July 2017 / Accepted: 19 August 2017 / Published: 24 August 2017
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This paper is intended to review advances in the botanical, phytochemical, traditional uses and pharmacological studies of the genus Trachelospermum. Until now, 138 chemical constituents have been isolated and characterized from these plants, particularly from T. asiaticum and T. jasminoides. Among these compounds, lignans, triterpenoids, and flavonoids are the major bioactive constituents. Studies have shown that plants from the genus Trachelospermum exhibit an extensive range of pharmacological properties both in vivo and in vitro, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antitumor, antiviral and antibacterial activities. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) culture, drugs that include T. jasminoides stems have been used to cure rheumatism, gonarthritis, backache and pharyngitis, although there are few reports concerning the clinical use and toxicity of these plants. Further attention should be paid to gathering information about their toxicology data, quality-control measures, and the clinical value of the active compounds from genus Trachelospermum. View Full-Text
Keywords: Trachelospermum; lignans; anti-inflammatory; analgesic; antitumor; review Trachelospermum; lignans; anti-inflammatory; analgesic; antitumor; review

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Zhao, Z.; He, X.; Zhao, Y.; Sun, Y.; Chen, X.; Cun, Y.; Huang, L.; Bai, Y.; Zheng, X. Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Traditional Uses of Plants from the Genus Trachelospermum L.. Molecules 2017, 22, 1406.

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