Anticancerous Alkaloids of Catharanthus Roseus

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Historical uses of Catharanthus roseus in the treatment of diabetes, fever, malaria, regulation of menstrual cycle, throat infection and chest complaints have been reported. Only few plants have the anticancer properties and periwinkle is one of them. The physiologically important and antineoplastic alkaloids, vinblastine and vincristine, are mainly present in leaves and antihypertensive alkaloids are found in roots such as ajmalicine, serpentine and reserpine. Vincristine and vinblastine have extensive use in modern ...

Anticancerous Alkaloids of Catharanthus Roseus 2011, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken

ISBN-13: 9783845409047

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