The Constituents and Pharmacology of Corchorus aestuans: A Review

Abstract The preliminary phytochemical investigation of various extracts of leaves of Corchorus aestuans showed the presence of phenolic compounds, flavonoids, glycosides, carbohydrates, protins, amino acids, fatty acids, saponins, phytosterols, triterpenoids, cardiac glycosides and tannins. The previous pharmacological studied revealed that Corchorus aestuans exerted apoptotic, anticancer, antioxidant, antimicrobial, cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory and other pharmacological effects. However, despite the increasing use of herbal medicines, there is still a significant lack of research data in this field.  This review will highlight the pharmacology and therapeutic benefit of Corchorus aestuans.

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