Phytoalexins: Sources and Their Pharmacological Potential

  • Rakesh K Sindhu Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab-140401, India
  • Bhavika Arora Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab-140401, India
  • Sandeep Arora Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab-140401, India
Keywords: Phytoalexins, Resveratrol, Anti-Diabetic, Anti-Cancer, Cardio-Protective, Neuro-Protective

Abstract

Background: Plants are easily prone towards microbial infections on exposure to microorganisms and pathogens. In order to defense, plants produce low molecular weight secondary metabolites which were later known as “Phytoalexins”. These molecules have vast therapeutic potential also.
Purpose: The purpose of this review is to explore the phytoalexins and their pharmacological effects.
Methods: The data included from the articles were published from Web of Science, PubMed, Medline, Scopus, and Embase by using relevant keywords including plants possessing phytoalexins and their specific biological applications.
Results: The review insights the potential of phytoalexins in various diseases and to explore have phytoalexins applications in human health and disease control.
Conclusions: On the basis of this review we may be conclude that phytoalexins have tremendous potential in the treatment and prevention of various life-threatening diseases like diabetes mellitus, cancer, brain damage, and heart attack.

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Published
2020-05-20
How to Cite
Sindhu, R. K., Arora, B., & Arora, S. (2020). Phytoalexins: Sources and Their Pharmacological Potential. Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology, Research and Management, 8(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.15415/jptrm.2020.81001
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