An Updated Review on Phytochemical Properties of Golden Dewdrop Duranta erecta

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2016,10,20,115-117.
Published:November 2016
Type:Plant Review
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Author(s) affiliations:

Rattawat Subsongsang, Wannee Jiraungkoorskul1

Mahidol University International College, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Nakhon Pathom 73170, 1Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Abstract:

Duranta erecta (family: Verbenaceae) commonly referred to golden dewdrop, pigeon berry, angel whisper, or skyflower is one of the traditional medicinal plants. It has been shown to possess antimicrobial, antioxidant and insecticide properties. Its phytoconstituents such as alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, phenolics, saponins, steroids, tannins and terpenoids are reported as the basis of its efficacious therapeutic properties. The other important constituents which contribute to the remedial properties are durantol, pectolinaringenin, repennoside, repenins and scutellarein. Published information on the phytochemical property of D. erecta was gathered by the use of different database platforms, including Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, PubMed, SciFinder and Scopus, that provided an up-to-date review on its importance.