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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2012, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (12): 1336-1340.doi: 10.3736/jcim20121203

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A review of chemical and biological profile of genus Michelia

Kumar Dinesh(),Kumar Sunil,Taprial Seema,Kashyap Deepak,Kumar Ajay,Prakash Om   

  1. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119, Haryana, IndiaInstitute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119, Haryana, India
  • Received:2012-06-16 Accepted:2012-08-07 Online:2012-12-20 Published:2018-10-10
  • Supported by:
    support from University Grant Commission,New Delhi,Government of India(F.No.39-255/2010)

The genus Michelia, belonging to family Magnoliaceae, consists of about 80 plant species mainly distributed in South Asian countries. The plants of this genus have been traditionally used in curing various diseases like fever, colic, leprosy, eye disorders, inflammation, antidote for scorpion, etc. Ninety-four compounds isolated from nine species of the genus Michelia like sesquiterpenes, steroids, flavonoids, aporphines, phenols, esters, benzenoids and alkaloids have antibacterial, anticancer and antiplasmodial activities. This review presents first time detailed information on chemical and biological properties of constituents isolated from the genusMichelia.

Key words: Michelia, pharmacologic actions, review

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