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Title: Chemistry and Pharmacology of Rhubarb (Rheum species)— A Review
Authors: Agarwal, Santosh K
Singh, Sudhir S
Lakshmi, Vijai
Verma, Sushma
Kumar, Sushil
Issue Date: Jan-2001
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Various chemical constituents isolated from rhubarb (Rheum) species include anthraquinones, dianthrones, stilbenes, anthocyanins, flavonoids, anthraglycosides, polyphenols, organic acids, essential oils, vitamins, chromenes, chromanone and chromone glycosides. Notable biological activities reported from the various parts of the plant and its isolates are cathartic, antibacterial, fatal poisoning, antiviral, antiinflammatory, molluscicidal, anticoagulant, spas molytic, cytotoxicity, chronic renal failure, chemiluminescence quencing and anti-platelet activities.
Page(s): 1-9
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.60(01) [January 2001]

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