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Portulaca oleracea L.: A Review of Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Effects

Zhou, Y-X, Xin, H-L, Rahman, K, Wang, S-J, Peng, C and Zhang, H (2015) Portulaca oleracea L.: A Review of Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Effects. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, 2015. pp. 1-11. ISSN 2314-6133

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Portulaca oleracea L., belonging to the Portulacaceae family, is commonly known as purslane in English and Ma-Chi-Xian in Chinese. It is a warm-climate, herbaceous succulent annual plant with a cosmopolitan distribution. It is eaten extensively as a potherb and added in soups and salads around theMediterranean and tropical Asian countries and has been used as a folkmedicine in many countries. Diverse compounds have been isolated from Portulaca oleracea, such as flavonoids, alkaloids, polysaccharides, fatty acids, terpenoids, sterols, proteins vitamins and minerals. Portulaca oleracea possesses a wide spectrum of pharmacological properties such as neuroprotective, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiulcerogenic, and anticancer activities. However, few molecular mechanisms of action are known. This review provides a summary of phytochemistry and pharmacological effects of this plant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology; Life Sciences & Biomedicine; Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology; Medicine, Research & Experimental; Research & Experimental Medicine; MONOTERPENE GLUCOSIDE; CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION; ETHANOL EXTRACT; PURSLANE; ALKALOIDS; POLYSACCHARIDE; MICE; PORTULACEREBROSIDE; ELECTROPHORESIS; NORADRENALINE
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
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Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2015 10:49
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 13:53
DOI or ID number: 10.1155/2015/925631
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2170
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