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A systematic review on phytochemistry, ethnobotany and biological activities of the genus Bunium L.

Mohammadhosseini, M, Frezza, C, Venditti, A and Sarker, SD (2021) A systematic review on phytochemistry, ethnobotany and biological activities of the genus Bunium L. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 18 (11). ISSN 1612-1872

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Abstract

The aim of this review article is to present, for the first time, an appraisal of the phytochemical, ethnobotanical and pharmacological data on Bunium species. The literature search was conducted using the Scopus, Google Scholar and PubMed databases. The genus Bunium has been found to produce both essential oil (EO), mainly comprising monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, and non-volatile components mainly coumarins and flavonoids. There are several pharmacological activities associated with the Bunium species, especially antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties. The chemotaxonomic appraisal of the phytochemical pattern of the genus is in sink with the current classification of the family. Moreover, this review confirms the significant ethnobotanical and pharmacological potential of different Bunium species.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: M. Mohammadhosseini, C. Frezza, A. Venditti, S. D. Sarker, Chem. Biodiversity 2021, 18, e2100317., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/cbdv.202100317. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0304 Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry, 0305 Organic Chemistry
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Wiley
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2021 08:55
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 11:45
DOI or Identification number: 10.1002/cbdv.202100317
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15564

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