[Advances in studies on chemical constituents and biological activities of Lawsonia inermis].

Title[Advances in studies on chemical constituents and biological activities of Lawsonia inermis].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi Q, Gao W-Q, Zhao Y-Q
JournalZhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica
Volume38
Issue6
Pagination795-9
Date Published2013 Mar
Abstract

Lawsonia inermis is a single-species genus of the Lythraceae family, its leaves, stem bark, roots, flowers and seeds have been used in traditional medicine. It has been paid more attention by scholars from many countries because of their various types of compounds and significant physiological activities. The plant is reported to contain quinones, phenylpropanoids, flavonoids, terpenoids, phenolic compounds and fatty acids. Modern pharmacological studies have demonstrated that the plant performs antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer and antiparasitic activity. This article mainly summarizes the research advances of chemical constituents and biological activities of Lawsonia inermis, for its further development and utilization.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0064697
Alternate JournalZhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi