Artocarpus Heterophyllus Lam. (Moraceae): Phytochemistry, Pharmacology And Future Directions, A Mini-Review

Pius T. Mpiana
2017 Zenodo  
The aim of this mini-review was to collect data obtained from various studies carried out by different authors concerning the phytochemistry and pharmacognosy of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. This review has been compiled using references from major databases such as PubMed, PubMed Central, Science Direct and Google scholar. An extensive survey of literature revealed that Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. is a good source of health promoting secondary metabolites such as flavonoids, terpenoids,
more » ... oids, phenols, prenylflavones, glycosides, saponins, alkaloids and tannins. Due to the presence of these metabolites, this species may have wonderful applications (like anthelminthic properties).The bark, roots, leaves, and fruit are attributed with diverse medicinal properties and are used in various traditional and folk systems of medicine to treat a range of ailments. This plant possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticariogenic, antifungal, antineoplastic, hypoglycemic properties and many others. The results of this review make A. heterophyllus an interesting candidate for advanced anthelminthic properties.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1019849 fatcat:6ltub2lu2nemhmyhf5j6vapf4q