Review on Chemical Constituents and Biological Activities of Genus Anthemis


Genus Anthemis of Family Asteraceae contains mainly flavonoids, sesquiterpene lactones belonging to germacranolides, eudesmanolides, guaianolides, sterols and essential oils. The Plants of genus Anthemis have been known to have anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective and antioxidant activities due to their rich contents of important physiological and biological compounds. They are referred to as nature’s biological response modifier’s and are involved in energy transfer, photosensitization and morphogenesis. Several clinical studies have shown that people who take diets rich in flavonoids and sesquiterpenes have reduced risk of developing cancer and cardiovascular diseases. This article covers most of constituents of plants of genus Anthemis reported from 2002 up to 2018. Furthermore, the biological activities of plants of genus Anthemis will be presented.


Maha Ahmed Aboul Ela


Abdalla El-Lakany, Maha Ahmed Aboul Ela, Rima Boukhary

Journal/Conference Information

Pharmacognosy Journal,DOI: 10.5530/pj.2019.11.180, ISSN: 0975-3575, Volume: 11, Issue: 5, Pages Range: 1155-1166,