Mon, 18 Dec 2017

A Phytopharmacological Review on Four Antitumor Medicinal Plants Grown in Sudan

Amina I. Dirar1, Magdi A. Mohamed1*, Wadah J. A. Osman2, Haidar Abdalgadir3 and Hassan S. Khalid2

1. Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Khartoum, Sudan

2. Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

3. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research Institute, National Council for Research, Sudan


ABSTRACT

Medicinal plants possess immense traditional applications encompassing antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antimalarial, antitumor and many. These diverse curative properties attributed to their phytochemicals which can be obtained from different morphological plant parts. In Sudan, medicinal plants are rather diverse species; pertaining with the diverse climate condition. Four plant species namely, Ambrosia maritima L., Ammi visnaga L., Aristolochia bracteolata L. and Lawsonia inermis L., are widely held in folkloric medicine for the treatment of vast myriad of diseases including solid mass tumor conditions. This review gives a bird’s eye view on the plant species distribution, traditional uses, biological activities and chemical constituents.

Keywords: Ambrosia maritima L., Ammi visnaga L., Aristolochia bracteolata L., Lawsonia inermis L., Solid mass tumor, Sudan


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