A review of the plants of the genus Phyllanthus: their chemistry, pharmacology, and therapeutic potential.

@article{Calixto1998ARO,
  title={A review of the plants of the genus Phyllanthus: their chemistry, pharmacology, and therapeutic potential.},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Batista Calixto and Adair Roberto Soares dos Santos and Valdir Cechinel Filho and Rosendo Augusto Yunes},
  journal={Medicinal research reviews},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={225-58}
}
The plants of the genus Phyllanthus (Euphorbiaceae) are widely distributed in most tropical and subtropical countries, and have long been used in folk medicine to treat kidney and urinary bladder disturbances, intestinal infections, diabetes, and hepatitis B. In recent years, the interest in the plants has increased considerably. Substantial progress on their chemistal and pharmacological properties, as well as a few clinical studies of some Phyllanthus species have been made. This review… CONTINUE READING
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