Ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of uvaria acuminata oliv.
Author(s): MD Mizanur Rahaman, Rizwan Ahmed, Abdullah Al Shamsh Prottay, MD Naim Hossain and Muhammad Torequl Islam
Abstract: According to medicinal scientists, 67% of plant species have therapeutic potential. Medicinal plants have a great deal of positive effects and are able to fight against various diseases. People have employed many plants for their initial treatments over the years. Numerous phytochemicals found in plants have positive effects on a variety of detrimental disorders. Uvaria acuminata is a multi-branched plant that grows as a small tree, liane, or shrub between 1.8 and 9 meters tall. This study aims to review the ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of U. acuminata on the basis of literature reports. The main chemical constituents of this plant are acumitin, benzyl benzoate, desacetyluvaricin, diuvaretin, isochamuvaritin, isouvaretin, uvangoletin, uvaricin and uvaretin. This plant's pharmacological activities include anti-microbial, cytotoxic, anti-cancer, anti-malarial, and anti-anemic properties, among others. U. acuminata might be one of the hopeful phytotherapeutic tools to fight against various diseases and disorders in humans.
How to cite this article:
MD Mizanur Rahaman, Rizwan Ahmed, Abdullah Al Shamsh Prottay, MD Naim Hossain, Muhammad Torequl Islam. Ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of uvaria acuminata oliv.
. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2017;1(1):43-46. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2017.v1.i1a.117