The medicinal potential of plants from the Adenostemma genus

Nurlela Nurlela Badrunanto Auliya Ilmiawati Waras Nurcholis Hiroshi Takemori Irmanida Batubara   

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Published:  May 18, 2023

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2023.95766

Adenostemma is a genus in the Asteraceae family consisting of more than 20 species distributed in tropical regions of Asia, Africa, Australia, America, and the Pacific Islands. They have been used in folk medicine as remedies for diseases such as fever, inflammation, edema, digestive disorders, and lung injury. This review aims to provide information about Adenostemma species, the traditional uses of these species, chemical constituents, and therapeutic potential based on scientific evidence. The literature search was conducted through Google Scholar, PubMed, ScienceDirect, and KNApSAcK using several search terms. It was revealed in our studies that Adenostemma plants have various secondary metabolites, including alkaloids, terpenoids, phenolics, flavonoids, fatty acids, saponins, and tannins. Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti melanogenic, antitumor, and antiviral activities have been shown by scientific evidence of its extracts and isolated compounds. Adenostemma species were demonstrated by this investigation to offer a prospective source for the development of new drugs. However, phytochemical and pharmacological data are currently limited and require further studies.

Keyword:     Adenostemma chemical compounds health pharmacological activities traditional uses


Nurlela N, Badrunanto, Ilmiawati A, Nurcholis W, Takemori H, Batubara I. The medicinal potential of plants from the Adenostemma genus. J Appl Pharm Sci, 2023.

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