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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 13, No. 10, 2014, pp. 1749-1759
Bioline Code: pr14242
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 13, No. 10, 2014, pp. 1749-1759

 en Pharmacological and other Bioactivities of the Genus Polygonum check for this species in other resources - A Review
Dong, Xiaoxv; Fu, Jing; Yin, Xingbin; Li, Xuechun; Wang, Bo; Cao, Sali; Zhang, Jin; Zhang, Hui; Zhao, Yang & Ni, Jian


The genus Polygonum check for this species in other resources encompasses approximately 300 species widely distributed around the world, among which 120 Polygonum species grow in China. Among the rich species, 81 of them are widely used in traditional Chinese and folk medicines. In recent years, several studies have found that the genus Polygonum posseses a variety of biological activities including antioxidation, antimicrobial, antitumor, anti-obesity, etc. However, there are still not enough systemic data on the chemical constituents and their pharmacological effects; hence, it would be useful to review current literature for available pharmacological activites of the genus and as well as its active ingredients. Both in-vitro and in-vivo studies have provided strong evidence for the therapeutic potential of the genus Polygonum. This review collates and examines information on the pharmacological effects of the genus Polygonum as well as its chemical constituents.

Polygonum; Chemical constituents; Pharmacological properties; Flavonoids; Anthraquinones

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