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Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. (Moraceae): Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Future Directions, a mini-review
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Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. (Moraceae): Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Future Directions, a mini-review


Lengbiye E. Moke, Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua, Gédéon N. Bongo, Lin M. Messi, Olivier P. Noté, Joséphine N. Mbing , Pius T. Mpiana

1Département de Biologie, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Kinshasa, B.P. 190 Kinshasa XI, République Démocratique du Congo
2Département de chimie organique, Université de Yaoundé I, République du Cameroun
3Département de chimie, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Kinshasa, B.P. 190 Kinshasa XI, République Démocratique du Congo


Pius T. Mpiana,
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Received: September 12, 2017,   Accepted: October 18, 2017,   Published:


Abstract:

The aim of this mini-review was to collect data obtained from various studies carried out by different authors concerning the phytochemistry and pharmacognosy of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. This review has been compiled using references from major databases such as PubMed, PubMed Central, Science Direct and Google scholar. An extensive survey of literature revealed that Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. is a good source of health promoting secondary metabolites such as flavonoids, terpenoids, steroids, phenols, prenylflavones, glycosides, saponins, alkaloids and tannins. Due to the presence of these metabolites, this species may have wonderful applications (like anthelminthic properties).The bark, roots, leaves, and fruit are attributed with diverse medicinal properties and are used in various traditional and folk systems of medicine to treat a range of ailments. This plant possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticariogenic, antifungal, antineoplastic, hypoglycemic properties and many others. The results of this review make A. heterophyllus an interesting candidate for advanced anthelminthic properties.


Keywords: Artocarpus heterophyllus, jackfruit, anthelminthic activity,


Citation:

Pius T. Mpiana et al (2017 Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. (Moraceae): Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Future Directions, a mini-review. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V5I3.DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1019850


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© 2017 Pius T. Mpiana. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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