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Pharmacological relevance of primitive leafy Cactuses Pereskia

M., Sharif K. and Rahman, Md. Mokhlesur and Sarker, Md. Zaidul Islam and Azmir, Jannatul and Akanda, Jahurul Haque and A., Mohamed and S. H., Shamsudin and Samsudin, Siti Hadijah (2013) Pharmacological relevance of primitive leafy Cactuses Pereskia. Research Journal of Biotechnology, 8 (12). pp. 134-142. ISSN 0973-6263

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Pereskia is the only cactus genus that has green leaf unlike other genera of large Cactaceae family. Pereskia is well known in scientific community for their heterogeneous, morphological and botanical characteristics. Although Pereskia genus originates in Latin American countries but it is also widespread in tropical areas like Malaysia, Indonesia. Some species of Pereskia have been used by traditional practitioners for the treatment of many diseases such as cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, gastric pain and ulcer. Some of the species of this genus have been proven to possess diverse biological activities including anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antifungal, anti-nociceptive, anti-oxident and anti-cancer activities by several scientific investigations. The objective of this paper is to review the pharmacological activity and phytochemical properties of the Pereskia genus.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5269/33158
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medicinal plant, Pereskia, phytochemicals,pharmacology, Cactuses
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Mokhlesur Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 15:52
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 12:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33158

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