Phytochemical Constituents of Plant Species of Pterocarpus (F: Leguminosae): A Review

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MAA Orabi
M E Abouelela
RA Abdelhamid

Abstract

Fabaceae (Leguminosae) is a large important family of flowering plants, commonly known as the legume, bean, or pea family. It comprises about 18,000 species classified into around 650 genera. Amongst them, plant species of the genus Pterocarpus have been shown to produce valuable phytochemical classes including flavonoids, isoflavonoids, pterocapans, aurones, lignans, stilbenes, sterols, triterpenes and sesquiterpenes. A wide spectrum of health benefits and potential biological activities of Pterocarpus plants have been reported, including antioxidant, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties, and protective effects on the liver, gastric mucosa, and nervous system. This review describes the structural diversity of the chemical constituents of Pterocarpus plants which could be a guide for further research aspects.

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Orabi M, Abouelela ME, Abdelhamid R. Phytochemical Constituents of Plant Species of Pterocarpus (F: Leguminosae): A Review. IJPPR [Internet]. 25Aug.2019 [cited 6Jul.2020];11(4):264-81. Available from: http://www.ijppr.com/index.php/IJPPR/article/view/1022
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