A Review of Biological Activities of Genus Croton

Authors

  • Ibrahim Ali Al-Hakami Pharmacognosy Department, Pharmacy College, Sana`a University, Sanaa, Yemen.
  • Salwa Raweh Pharmacognosy Department, Pharmacy College, Sana`a University, Sanaa, Yemen.
  • Amina El-Shaibany Pharmacognosy Department, Pharmacy College, Sana`a University, Sanaa, Yemen. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8349-9967
  • Abdulrahman Humaid Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Sana`a University, Sanaa, Yemen; Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Science, Modern Science University, Sana`a, Yemen.
  • Mahmoud Elaasser The Regional Center for Mycology and Biotechnology, Al-Azhar University, 11787, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.

Keywords:

Biological activities, Pharmacology of Croton, Metabolites, Potential medicines.

Abstract

Croton contains a wide range of constituents, including phorbol esters, alkaloids, di and triterpenoids such as clerodane, uphold derivatives, and flavonoids and their glycosides, all of which have medicinal value. In addition, several Croton species have a red sap, which contains proanthocyanins and/or alkaloids in some species. Some species are aromatic because they contain volatile oil. The current review summarizes the most important biological activities of Croton species for future research as potential medicines. It is important to note that the presence of secondary metabolite classes in Croton is a point worth considering because it could lead to the discovery of pharmacologically active substances.

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Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Al-Hakami, I. A., Raweh, S., El-Shaibany, A., Humaid, A., & Elaasser, M. (2022). A Review of Biological Activities of Genus Croton. PSM Microbiology, 7(1), 12–18. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/microbiol/article/view/624

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