Phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicity of Rhazya stricta Decne

A review

Badreldin H. Ali, Ali A. Al-Qarawi, Ahmed K. Bashir, Musbah O. Tanira

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Abstract

Phytochemical, pharmacological and toxicological properties of the medicinal plant Rhazya stricta Decne. are reviewed. Several types of alkaloids and a few flavonoids have been isolated and their structures and stereochemistry characterized. However, in most cases the biological activity of these compounds has not been studied. Most of the pharmacological activity of the plant resides in its alkaloidal fractions which cause depression of the central nervous system and hypotension. Extracts of R. stricta appear to have low toxicity, although its use in pregnant women may be inadvisable. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalPhytotherapy Research
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

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Stereochemistry
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Bioactivity
Alkaloids
Flavonoids
Toxicity
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Medicinal Plants
Hypotension
Toxicology
Pregnant Women
Central Nervous System

Keywords

  • Pharmacology
  • Phytochemistry
  • Rhazya stricta
  • Therapeutics
  • Toxicity
  • Traditional medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmacology

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Phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicity of Rhazya stricta Decne : A review. / Ali, Badreldin H.; Al-Qarawi, Ali A.; Bashir, Ahmed K.; Tanira, Musbah O.

In: Phytotherapy Research, Vol. 14, No. 4, 06.2000, p. 229-234.

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