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Phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacological properties of the genus opopanax W.D.J. Koch: A Mini-Review

Önder, A, Nahar, L, Nath, S and Sarker, SD (2020) Phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacological properties of the genus opopanax W.D.J. Koch: A Mini-Review. Pharmaceutical Sciences, 26 (2). pp. 99-106. ISSN 1735-403X

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The genus Opopanax W.D.J. Koch is a member of the Apiaceae family, distributed throughout the Mediterranean region and comprises only three recognized and well-defined species, O. chironium (L.) W.D.J. Koch, O. hispidus (Friv.) Griseb. and O. persicus Boiss. The species of this genus with yellow flowers are well-known in traditional medicine and consumed as food. This review critically appraises published literature on the phytochemistry, traditional usages, and pharmacological activities of the genus Opopanax. In addition, it provides evidence to suggest that the plants from this genus have potential phytotherapeutic applications. Previous phytochemical and bioactivity studies revealed that the genus Opopanax predominantly produces coumarins, diterpenes, phenolics, and phthalides, and possesses various biological and pharmacological properties, including anticancer, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. The phytochemical profile and pharmacological activities of the genus Opopanax could be useful for further study and might find additional medicinal applications in evidence-based phytotherapy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QK Botany
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2021 12:10
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 05:44
DOI or ID number: 10.34172/PS.2020.8
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14643
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