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Title: Antifungal and antiprotozoal activity of some members of Rubiaceae-a review
Other Titles: NBU Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol.5, No.1 (March 2011) p 8-14
Authors: Dutta Choudhury, Katyayani
Dutta Choudhury, Manabendra
Keywords: Rubiaceae
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: The Rubiaceae is the largest and most popularly known woody plant family in the wet tropics and subtropics. It contains approximately 13,200 species in 660 genera, some of the species having ethno medicinal significance and reported to possess a wide range of medicinal practices. Some of the important genera belonging to the family are Coffea, Rubia, Cinchona, Uncaria, Gardenia, Hedyotis, Morinda, Mitragyna, Oldenlandia, xora, etc, having used by traditional peoples in curing various diseases and reported to be used as antimicrobials, antioxidants, antifeedants, analgesics, antivenomous and also found to play roles in hepatoprotection and activity against tumour formation. The review paper deals with the presert status of the family Rubiaceae being used as antifungals and antiplasmoidals and the chemical constituents investigated till date showing bioactive principles against various pathogenic fungi and protozoan. Literature survey reveals that only 35 plants have been investigated to possess antifungal properties and 22 have been reported to be used as antiplasmoidals out of 660 genera of Rubiaceac.
ISSN: 0974-6927
Appears in Collections:NBU Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol.5, No.1 (March 2011)

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