Ethnopharmacological review of Ximenia americana and Lindera communis
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 4370-4381
AbstractThe genus Ximenia americana and Lindera communis belongs to the Olacaceae and lauraceae. Ximenia americana and Lindera plants are widely used in traditional medicine. Especially, the leaves, fruits and roots of Lindera plants and fruit of Ximenia americana stands out for Phytochemicals like alkaloids, anthraquinones, cardiac glycosides, flavonoids, glycosides, phenolic compounds, phlobatannins, quinones, saponins, tannins, and terpenoids – A universal viewpoint of their Role in Nutrition and Health being for the treatment of a range of disease. It is found mainly in tropical regions of Africa, India, New Zealand, Central America and South America, specially Africa and Brazil. Investigations in the past years showed that the constituents of Ximenia americana and Lindera communis have shown several biological activities such as, antimicrobial, antifungal, anticancer, antineoplastic, antitrypanosomal, antirheumatic, antioxidant, analgesic, moluscicide, pesticidal, also having hepatic and heamatological effects. We conclude the plant Ximenia Americana and lindera communis was potential medicinal value and important to elaborate the various pharmacological activities, still the numerous of traditional claim not scientifically proved.
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