Mini Review | Volume: 7, Issue: 10, October, 2017

A Mini Review on Alphonsea sp. (Annonaceae): Traditional uses, Biological Activities and Phytochemistry

Yuhanis Mhd Bakri Munirah Abdul Talip Saripah Salbiah Syed Abdul Azziz   

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Published:  Oct 30, 2017

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2017.71030

The genus Alphonsea belongs to the family Annonaceae, which comprises of about 30 species, consisting of small trees and shrubs are distributed in China and Indo-Malayan. In this mini review, we aim to provide an overview of the traditional uses, biological activities and phytochemistry of plants Alphonsea sp. Literature, abstract and full text articles from journals, books, reports and electronic searches as well as from other relevant websites are surveyed, analysed and included in this review. The crude extracts exhibit anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-trypanasomal activities. The survey reveled that Alphonsea sp. contain alkaloids, steroids, lignan, sesquiterpenes and monoterpenes.

Keyword:     Alphonsea Annonaceae Biological Activities Phytochemistry Bioactive compounds.


Bakri YM, Talip MA, Abdul Azziz SS. A Mini Review on Alphonsea sp. (Annonaceae): Traditional uses, Biological Activities and Phytochemistry. J App Pharm Sci, 2017; 7 (10): 200-203.

Copyright: © The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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