Chemical constituents and their biological activities from Taunggyi (Shan state) medicinal plants

N. S. Aminah, K. N.W. Tun, A. N. Kristanti, H. T. Aung, Y. Takaya, M. I. Choudhary

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Medicinal plants are essential aspects of readily available primary healthcare remedies. Phytochemical constituents of medicinal plants cover a broad variety of chemical fields to explore medicines. This review highlights selected empirical data on traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological properties of Taunggyi medicinal plants, Andrographis paniculata, Physalis peruviana, and Cassia fistula. Historically, these plants have been used for many infections and diseases in Taunggyi. More than 361 chemical compounds have been isolated and identified from the selected plants. Some of the chemical constituents have substantial pharmacological properties. It is clear that these herbs have significant potential for useful natural supplements in many contemporary diseases. Thus, the aim of this review compiles an ethnobotanical survey and documentation of medicinal plants in Taunggyi (Myanmar). This review will also inspire Myanmar researcher's to further investigate the potential of these plants in their future work into new compound and new drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere06173
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


  • Bioactive compounds
  • Medicinal plants
  • Taunggyi
  • Traditional medicine


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