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



Phytoalexins, Resveratrol, Anti-Diabetic, Anti-Cancer, Cardio-Protective, Neuro-Protective


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 phytoalexins applications in human health and disease control.
Conclusions: On the basis of this review it may be concluded 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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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.