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Chemical constituents of Asparagus

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JS Negi, P Singh, GP Joshi, MS Rawat, VK Bisht

Pharmacognosy Reviews 2010 4(8):215-220

Asparagus species (family Liliaceae) are medicinal plants of temperate Himalayas. They possess a variety of biological properties, such as being antioxidants, immunostimulants, anti-inflammatory, antihepatotoxic, antibacterial, antioxytocic, and reproductive agents. The article briefly reviews the isolated chemical constituents and the biological activities of the plant species. The structural formula of isolated compounds and their distribution in the species studied are also given.

Written by JS Negi

October 7th, 2010 at 12:00 am

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