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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2016)

Bioactive principles and biological properties of essential oils of Burseraceae: A review

Author(s):

K Sri Rama Murthy, M Chandrasekhara Reddy, S Sandhya Rani, T Pullaiah

Abstract:
Burseraceae is one of the families containing wide range of aromatic plants. In this family resiniferous plants mainly yield essential oils and these oils are mostly extracted from leaves, bark and oleogum resins. In the present review the major constituents of essential oil and their pharmacological properties of nearly sixty species belonging to Burseraceae is given. A number of phytochemicals were isolated from different essential oils of the members of this family. Among those the predominant compounds present in these oils belong to mono and sesquiterpenes. The prominent biological properties exhibited by the essential oils of the members of Burseraceae are antibacterial, anticancer, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, insecticidal and larvicidal.

Pages: 247-258  |  1924 Views  158 Downloads

How to cite this article:
K Sri Rama Murthy, M Chandrasekhara Reddy, S Sandhya Rani, T Pullaiah. Bioactive principles and biological properties of essential oils of Burseraceae: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(2):247-258.