Paper Flower, Bougainvillea spectabilis: Update Properties of Traditional Medicinal Plant

Anisa Ghogar, Kanitta Jiraungkoorskul, Wannee Jiraungkoorskul
2016 Journal of Natural Remedies  
Paper Flower, Bougainvillea spectabilis is reported to have medicinal values including antiancer, antidiabtic, anti-heptotoxic, anti-inflammtory, antiyperlipidemic, antimicrobial, antioxidant and antiulcer properties. The phytoconstituents such as alkaloids, flvonoids, glycosides, phenolics, phlobotannins, quinones, saponins, tannins and terpenoids were reported as the basis of therapeutic properties. The other important constituents which contribute to the remedial properties are
more » ... s are bougainvinones, pinitol, quercetagetin, quercetin and terpinolene. Published information on these update properties of B. spectabilis was gathered by the use of diferent database platorms, including Google Scholar, Science Direct, PubMed, SciFinder and Scopus. This review article has attempted to suggest B. spectabilis, to be one of the choices in the traditional medicinal plant.
doi:10.18311/jnr/2016/5703 fatcat:6ccjkfbjfncq3gm6qeyektrzja