Pharmacological And Phytochemical Evidence Of Scutia Genus Plants - A Review
Scutia is a natural plant, which is cultivated variety of the genus Scutia belonging to family rhamnaceae.The scientific basis for the statement that plants and their active constituents play an important role in the prevention of diseases and therapeutics. In fact the origin of many therapeutic substances from the genus scutia It is an interesting source of potential bioactive compounds like flavonoids,tannins,proteins,saponins,Alkaloids,Tri terpenoids, steroids, carbohydrates, fixed oils,
... es, fixed oils, glycosides with gut motility activity and CNS activity like depressant and stimulant, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, Hepatoprotective activity,anti malarial and anti proliferative , anti diabetic activity, analgesic and anti ulcer , anti tumor and anticancer activity. This work reviews the pharmacological evidence of extracts of plants from the genus scutia, giving an overview of the most studied biological effects and the known photochemical composition. Although more studies are necessary, scutia exhibits proven potential to become of important pharmacological interest. Keywords: .Genus scutia, pharmacological activity, photochemical constituents, medicinal plants.anti Proliferative activity.