CRINUM; AN ENDLESS SOURCE OF BIOACTIVE PRINCIPLES: A REVIEW. PART V. BIOLOGICAL PROFILEAbstract
Crinum is a well-known traditional herb belongs to family Amaryllidaceae. Worldwide, different Crinum species are commonly used to treat various conditions due to their excellent medicinal values. Members of this genus are also best known biofactories for the unique Amaryllidaceae alkaloids. Due to the significant phytoconstituents produced by this plant as well as their therapeutic potentials, many Crinum species have been subjected to extensive chemical, cytological and pharmacological investigations. This part of our comprehensive review work on the chemical and biological profiles of Crinums describes the results of biological and toxicological studies conducted on different species. In addition, general analytical conclusions as well as some suggestions for future phytochemical and biological work on Crinums are discussed.
John Refaat*, Mohamed S. Kamel , Mahmoud A. Ramadan and Ahmed A. Ali
Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Minia University, 61519 Minia, Egypt
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