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Immunology, Endocrine & Metabolic Agents in Medicinal Chemistry (Discontinued)


ISSN (Print): 1871-5222
ISSN (Online): 1875-6115

Anti-inflammatory and Antitumor Properties of Eriobotrya Japonica Lindl: Mini-Review

Author(s): Ramirez-Gomez Xochitl Sofia, Monroy-Torres Rebeca and Linares-Segovia Benigno

Volume 14, Issue 1, 2014

Page: [15 - 20] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/187152221401140812144744

Price: $65


Eriobotrya japonica Lindl. (Rosaceae) is widely used as an herbal remedy in many countries. Astringent leaves of loquat have been used to treat asthma, chronic bronchitis, coughs, phlegm, high fever, cancer, diabetes, and gastroenteric disorders. Various phytochemical compounds, such as triterpenes, sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, tannins, and megastigmane glycosides, have been found in the leaves of this plant and some of these compounds have been reported to be biologically active, exhibiting anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant, cytotoxic, anti-mutagenic, anti-tumor, or hypoglycemic properties. In this review, we will present the anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties of Eriobotrya japonica extracts and isolated phytochemical compounds, highlighting the need for further evidence-based research.

Keywords: Anti-inflammatory, antitumor, cytotoxic activity, Eriobotrya japonica Lindl., phytochemical compounds, traditional medicine.

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