Fagopyrum Mill-A Review of Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Effects
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- F. esculentum; F. tatarium; F. cymosum; Phytochemistry; Pharmacology.
OBJECTIVE: The present review is an attempt to update our knowledge about the phytochemistry and diverse pharmacological effects of the three types of Fagopyrum Mill against various pathological targets including cancer, high cholesterol, cardiovascular, inflammation, pain, diabetes and etc, and then arouse people,s attention and provide new research direction. ethods This review was carried out using a comprehensive and systematic literature search on the ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities of the Fagopyrum Mill. We collected literatures on Springer Link, Elsevier, PubMed and CNKI between 2005 and 2015. Literature sources included papers published in international journals, reports from international, conference papers and books. ESULTS: This review showed that the Fagopyrum Mill contains active constituents, including ployphenols, alkaloids, terpenoids, steroids, proteins, minerals and phenylpropanoid glycosides. At the same time, the Fagopyrum Mill are well known to possess a wide spectrum of pharmacological properties such as anti-fatty liver, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anticancer and neuroprotective activities. onclusion: In this review, the ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry, pharmacological activities have been summarized. Although bioactivities of chemical constituents isolated from buckwheat are substantiated by using in vitro and in vivo studies including animal models and cell culture studies, the mechanisms of some pharmacological properties are still uncertain. It is recommended that further pharmacological and phytochemical analysis should be conducted on those species which lack previous references in literature.
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TY - CONF AU - Jin-Shuang Zhao AU - Cheng-Hao Yu AU - Cheng Peng PY - 2017/05 DA - 2017/05 TI - Fagopyrum Mill-A Review of Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Effects BT - Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Materials Science, Machinery and Energy Engineering (MSMEE 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 72 EP - 81 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/msmee-17.2017.17 DO - 10.2991/msmee-17.2017.17 ID - Zhao2017/05 ER -