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Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1568-0266
ISSN (Online): 1873-4294

The Medicinal Chemistry of Genus Aralia

Author(s): Jason A. Clement and Ella S.H. Clement

Volume 14, Issue 24, 2014

Page: [2783 - 2801] Pages: 19

DOI: 10.2174/1568026615666141208110021

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The genus Aralia contains many plants used medicinally in Asia and the Americas. Although many members of this genus are used medicinally, the vast majority of this genus has not been explored chemically. The species of Aralia that have been explored chemically have yielded compounds of several classes, including triterpenoid saponins, sterols, diterpenoids, and acetylenic lipids. Many of the biologically active components found in genus Aralia have been evaluated for their potential as lead compounds for drug discovery. This review will explore the medicinal chemistry of compounds reported from genus Aralia, and future prospects for this genus will be considered.

Keywords: Aralia, Aralosides, Saponin, Diterpenoids, Adaptogen, Acetylenic lipids.

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