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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-5996
Vol. 13, No. 12, 2014, pp. 2119-2130
Bioline Code: pr14293
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 13, No. 12, 2014, pp. 2119-2130

 en Chemical Constituents and Biological Activities of Zanthoxylum limonella check for this species in other resources (Rutaceae): A Review
Supabphol, Roongtawan & Tangjitjareonkun, Janpen


Zanthoxylum limonella check for this species in other resources belongs to the family of aromatic deciduous trees and shrubs, Rutaceae. In traditional medicine practice, various parts of Z. limonella are used for the treatment of dental caries, febrifugal, sudorific, rheumatism, diuretic, stomach ache and diarrhea. Secondary metabolites have been isolated the stems, stem barks, and fruits. The plant contains alkaloid, amide, lignin, coumarin and terpenoid compounds. The extracts of the various parts, essential oil from the fruits and some pure compounds of Z. limonella have been found to have biological activities, for example, mosquito repellent and mosquito larvicidal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antitumour properties. This review compiles some scientific information on botanical description, traditional uses, phytochemical constituents and biological activities of Z. limonella.

Zanthoxylum limonella; Chemical constituents; Biological activities; Antimicrobial; Antioxidant; Antitumour

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