Alkaloids: A Medicinal compound of Plants
Ritu Sharma, Deepak Chauhan, Deepak, Runjhun Mathur, Swati Tyagi, Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar Jha
Alkaloids, phyto-compounds, medicinal plants
Plants are the natural sources having different medicinal properties like anti-carcinogenic, anti-oxidative, anti-mutagenic properties for treatment of human diseases. Among these plants also contains alkaloids, a phyto-compound present in plants. Phyto- compounds are those compounds that are derived from plants consists of macronutrients and micronutrients which protects plants from different disease. Alkaloids constitute nitrogen atom present in heterocyclic ring and they are derived from amino acids. Alkaloids also provide chemical defence to plants and 60% of plant derived drugs are made from alkaloids compounds. This review includes the study on sadabahar ( Catharanthus roseus), quinine ( Cinchona officinalis), coffee ( Coffea arabica) and opium poppy ( Papaver sominiferum) and there alkaloid compounds having different medicinal properties against diseases.
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Unique Paper ID: 151400

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 7, Issue 12

Page(s): 570 - 572
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