Acta Scientific Microbiology

Review ArticleVolume 1 Issue 6

A Detailed Review on Morphotaxonomy and Chemoprofiling of Skimmia anquetilia N.P. Taylor and Airy Shaw

Saduf Nissar1, Neelofar Majid1, Aabid M Rather1*, Irshad A Nawchoo1 and GG Mohi-Ud-Din2

1Plant Reproductive Biology, Genetic Diversity and Phytochemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India
1Department of Botany, Government Degree College for Women, Sopore, Baramullah, India

*Corresponding Author: Sbiti Mohammed, Service Bactériologie-Virologie, Laboratoires de Biologie Médicale, Hôpital Militaire Moulay Ismail, Meknès, Morocco.

Received: April 16, 2018; Published: May 28, 2018

Citation: Aabid M Rather., et al. "A Detailed Review on Morphotaxonomy and Chemoprofiling of Skimmia anquetilia N.P. Taylor and Airy Shaw". Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.6 (2018).


  In recent times, medicinal plants have attracted huge attention due to their diverse range of biological and therapeutic properties. Evidences have been accumulated since ages to demonstrate promising potential of medicinal plants used in various traditional, complementary, and alternative systems with the ever-increasing interest of today’s population towards natural products, Skimmia anquetilia N.P. Taylor and Airy Shaw emerged out to be one of the most eye-catching plant bearing multiple medicinal properties. It is a perennial aromatic evergreen shrub belonging to family Rutaceae. Pharmacological studies have demonstrated significant action of different extracts as antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory agents, among others, supporting some of its popular uses. An attempt has been made in this review article to provide an up-to-date overview of the morphological parameters, taxonomic features, distribution pattern, traditional uses, as well as the phytochemistry and biological activities of S. anquetilia. The present review provides insights for future research aiming for both ethnopharmacological validation of its popular use and its exploration as a new source of herbal drugs and/or bioactive natural products.

Keywords: Skimmia anquetilia; Rutaceae; Phytochemistry; Taxonomy; Pharmacological Activity

Copyright: © Aabid M Rather., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Member In

News and Events

  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for March Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is March 10, 2020.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of “Best Article of the Issue”.
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.
  • Contact US