Review article on Chemical constituents and Biological activity of Thymelaea hirsuta

AHMED BADAWY
2019 Records of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences  
Thymelaea hirsuta a perennial, evergreen and dioecious shrub, which is native to North Africa. T. hirsuta is a widespread invasive weed and is commonly known as "Methnane". Along the history, T. hirsuta, family Thymelaeaceae, has been recognized as an important medicinal plant. Much research has been carried out on the medical applications of Methnane. The choice of the plant was based on the good previous biological study of T. hirsuta plant extract to use as anticancer, hepatoprotective and
more » ... ti-diapetic. Several species of Thymelaeaceae have been the subject of numerous phytochemical studies. Initially, interest may have been due to the marked toxicity of these plants, but the widespread use of some species medicinally has certainly played a part in sustaining this interest.
doi:10.21608/rpbs.2019.11644.1029 fatcat:sfcaoarhxbdi7bjgzw3zage2sm