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Title: Cassane-type diterpenoids from the genus Caesalpinia
Authors: Dickson, Rita A.
Fleischer, T. C.
Houghton, P. J.
Keywords: : Cassane-type diterpenoids
Biological activit
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: Pharmacognosy Communications
Citation: Pharmacognosy Communications, Volume 1 | Issue 1 | Jul-Sep 2011
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Medicinal plants belonging to the Caesalpinia (Ceasalpiniaceae) genus are widely distributed in most tropical countries and have been frequently employed in folkloric medicine worldwide in the treatment of various ailments including skin diseases, malaria, cancer, infections, erectile dysfunction, pain and wounds. Interest in this genus has increased considerably over the years and the biological properties of different phytoconstituents, such as the cassane-type diterpenoid isolates, have been studied. Over the past 60 years, a number of cassane-type diterpenoids have been isolated from species of this genus and some of them possess interesting biological activities. Recently, three novel cassane-type diterpenoids, benthaminin 1, 2 and 3, which demonstrate antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, have been isolated from Caesalpinia benthamiana growing in Ghana. This review seeks among other things to collate all these isolated compounds, recognising their diversity and commenting on their relevance as bioactive compounds.
Description: This article is published in Pharmacognosy Communications and also available at DOI: 10.5530/pc.2011.1.4
URI: 10.5530/pc.2011.1.4
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