Chemical constituents, usage and pharmacological activity of Cassia alata

Fatmawati, Sri and Yuliana, Yuliana and Purnomo, Adi Setyo and Abu Bakar, Mohd Fadzelly (2020) Chemical constituents, usage and pharmacological activity of Cassia alata. Heliyon (6). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2405-8440

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Cassia alata or locally known as Ketepeng Cina (Indonesia) and Gelenggang (Malaysia) has been used as a traditional medicine to treat various diseases, especially skin diseases. In addition, C. alata has been reported to have potential anti allergic, anti inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, antidiabetic, and antifungal. Metabolite compounds that have been isolated from C. alata include flavones, flavonols, flavonoids glycosides, alatinon, alanonal and β-sitosterol-β-D-glucoside. The compounds have been isolated mainly from the leaves. Further identification is needed to discover the secondary metabolites from other parts of the plant such as seed, flower and bark which are reported to have potent antibacterial and antifungal activity. Therefore, this article highlights the secondary metabolites and biological activity of this plant which has been shown to have pharmacological properties against selected diseases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cassia alata Phytochemical Pharmacological activity Disease Natural product chemistry Bioorganic chemistry Pharmaceutical chemistry Alternative medicine Evidence-based medicine
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Technology and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Mr. Shahrul Ahmad Bakri
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 03:14
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2022 03:14

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