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
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