Medicinal uses, chemistry and pharmacology of Dillenia species (Dilleniaceae)

Carla W. Sabandar, Juriyati Jalil, Norizan Ahmat, Nor Ashila Aladdin

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Abstract

The genus Dillenia is comprised of about 100 species of evergreen and deciduous trees or shrubs of disjunct distribution in the seasonal tropics of Madagascar through South and South East Asia, Malaysia, North Australia, and Fiji. Species from this genus have been widely used in medicinal folklore to treat cancers, wounds, jaundice, fever, cough, diabetes mellitus, and diarrhea as well as hair tonics. The plants of the genus also produce edible fruits and are cultivated as ornamental plants. Flavonoids, triterpenoids, and miscellaneous compounds have been identified in the genus. Their extracts and pure compounds have been reported for their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, antidiabetes, antioxidant, antidiarrheal, and antiprotozoal activities. Mucilage from their fruits is used in drug formulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-25
Number of pages20
JournalPhytochemistry
Volume134
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

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Keywords

  • Dillenia
  • Dilleniaceae
  • Medicinal uses
  • Pharmacology
  • Phytochemical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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Medicinal uses, chemistry and pharmacology of Dillenia species (Dilleniaceae). / Sabandar, Carla W.; Jalil, Juriyati; Ahmat, Norizan; Aladdin, Nor Ashila.

In: Phytochemistry, Vol. 134, 01.02.2017, p. 6-25.

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Sabandar, Carla W. ; Jalil, Juriyati ; Ahmat, Norizan ; Aladdin, Nor Ashila. / Medicinal uses, chemistry and pharmacology of Dillenia species (Dilleniaceae). In: Phytochemistry. 2017 ; Vol. 134. pp. 6-25.
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