Convolvulus plant—A comprehensive review from phytochemical composition to pharmacy

Bahare Salehi, Barbara Krochmal-Marczak, Dominika Skiba, Jayanta Kumar Patra, Swagat Kumar Das, Gitishree Das, Jelena B. Popović-Djordjević, Aleksandar Kostić, Nanjangud V. Anil Kumar, Ayushi Tripathi, Ali Esmail Al-Snafi, Dılhun Keriman Arserim-Uçar, Dmitry Alekseevich Konovalov, Dezső Csupor, Ila Shukla, Lubna Azmi, Abhay Prakash Mishra, Javad Sharifi-Rad, Barbara Sawicka, Natália MartinsYasaman Taheri, Patrick Valere Tsouh Fokou, Raffaele Capasso, Miquel Martorell

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Convolvulus genus is a representative of the family of Convolvulaceae. Convolvulus plants are broadly distributed all over the world and has been used for many centuries as herbal medicine. Convolvulus genus contains various phytochemicals such as flavonoids, alkaloids, carbohydrates, phenolic compounds, mucilage, unsaturated sterols or terpenes, resin, tannins, lactones, and proteins. This review highlights the phytochemical composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities, application as food preservative, traditional medicine use, anticancer activities, and clinical effectiveness in human of Convolvulus plants. All the parts of Convolvulus plants possess therapeutic benefits; preliminary pharmacological data validated their use in traditional medicine. However, further preclinical and clinical experiments are warranted before any application in human health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-328
Number of pages14
JournalPhytotherapy Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology


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