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Review: Phytochemicals of the Seriphidium, Economically and Pharmaceutically Important Genus of Asteraceae Family

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Nusrat Shafiq*, Sahrish Shafiq, Naila Rafiq, Shagufta Parveen, Irum Javed, Humara Naz Majeed, Ayesha Mahmood, Nadia Noor and Abrar Anjum   Pages 158 - 168 ( 11 )

Abstract:


Seriphidium plants were reported to be utilized by local communities to cure their ailments in the form of paste, tincture, tea, nutraceuticals due to their medicinal properties. Most of the species are used as food, forage and ornamentals, etc. Due to the significant properties of the Seriphidium plants, the present article was designed to compile the data of major aspects and chemical constituents of genus Seriphidium responsible for their significant uses. This review article comprehensively covers the biological potential of different plants with their secondary metabolites and describes an overview of the biological activities of the different species belonging to genus Seriphidium. The main secondary metabolites isolated from different species of the genus Seriphidium are triterpenoid, sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, coumarins, chromones, anthraquinones, polyphenols and their glycosides, phenolic derivatives, balchanins, costunolides, Vulgarin, pyridine derivatives, ceramides, biphenyls, isoflavones. All these compounds are used in the drug industry.

Keywords:

Biological potential, flavonoids, nutraceutical, Seriphidium, sesquiterpenes, triterpenoids.

Affiliation:

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences & Technology, Government College Women University, Faisalabad- 38000, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences & Technology, Government College Women University, Faisalabad- 38000, Department of Bio-Chemistry, Government College Women University, Faisalabad-38000, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences & Technology, Government College Women University, Faisalabad- 38000, Department of Bio-Chemistry, Government College Women University, Faisalabad-38000, Department of Bio-Chemistry, Government College Women University, Faisalabad-38000, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences & Technology, Government College Women University, Faisalabad- 38000, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences & Technology, Government College Women University, Faisalabad- 38000, Department of Basic Sciences, UET, Taxila College, Taxilla Cantt. 47050

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