Pharmacognostic studies of Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb. and their traditional ethnomedicinal utilization: A review

Document Type : Review article

Authors

1 Department of Botany, Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan

2 Jiangxi Provincial Key Laboratory of Silviculture, College of Forestry, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang 330045, China;

10.30495/medherb.2021.684986

Abstract

Background & Aim: The current study was performed to evaluate the ethnobotanical uses, chemical constituents of Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb. and their pharmacological activities through literature search. Owing to its traditional medicinal uses, its preliminary phyto-evaluation has resulted in various bioactive compounds, which have been shown to have antimicrobial and antiviral potential.
Experimental: We conducted a survey in diverse databases (such as Google scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science, etc.) and professional websites with a key word related to our study. Firstly, we evaluated the traditional utilization of Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb. and then the pharmacological studies.
Results: Spermadictyon suaveolens are traditionally utilized by tribes to treat bone pain, wound healing, diabetes, snake bites, scorpion stings, viral infection, and for making gunpowder charcoal. The leaves, flowers, and stems of Spermadictyon suaveolens have been investigated for various chemical compounds with pharmacological activities, such as antifungal, antimicrobial, antimalarial, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-diuretic, and insecticidal activities. The root and bark are not well explored for chemical constituents and pharmacological activities.
Recommended applications/industries: Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb need to be subjected to scientific verification based on their traditional utilization, which may lead to a better and effective alternative phytoconstituents for the management of various diseases.

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Article Title [فارسی]

مطالعات فارماکوگنوستیک .Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb و استفاده از آن در طب سنتی: مروری

Authors [فارسی]

  • مازنا اروج 1
  • نصیر شاد 2
1 گروه گیاه شناسی ، دانشگاه هزاره Mansehra ، پاکستان
2 آزمایشگاه مرکزی استان Siliculture Jiangxi ، کالج جنگلداری ، دانشگاه کشاورزی Jiangxi ، Nanchang 330045 ، چین ؛
Abstract [فارسی]

Background & Aim: The current study was performed to evaluate the ethnobotanical uses, chemical constituents of Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb. and their pharmacological activities through literature search. Owing to its traditional medicinal uses, its preliminary phyto-evaluation has resulted in various bioactive compounds, which have been shown to have antimicrobial and antiviral potential.
Experimental: We conducted a survey in diverse databases (such as Google scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science, etc.) and professional websites with a key word related to our study. Firstly, we evaluated the traditional utilization of Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb. and then the pharmacological studies.
Results: Spermadictyon suaveolens are traditionally utilized by tribes to treat bone pain, wound healing, diabetes, snake bites, scorpion stings, viral infection, and for making gunpowder charcoal. The leaves, flowers, and stems of Spermadictyon suaveolens have been investigated for various chemical compounds with pharmacological activities, such as antifungal, antimicrobial, antimalarial, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-diuretic, and insecticidal activities. The root and bark are not well explored for chemical constituents and pharmacological activities.
Recommended applications/industries: Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb need to be subjected to scientific verification based on their traditional utilization, which may lead to a better and effective alternative phytoconstituents for the management of various diseases.

Keywords [فارسی]

  • Spermadictyon suaveolens
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Traditional knowledge
  • chemical constituents
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