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Spectrum of biological properties of cinchona alkaloids: A brief review

  title={Spectrum of biological properties of cinchona alkaloids: A brief review},
  author={Pranay Gurung and Puspal De},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry},
  • P. Gurung, Puspal De
  • Published 1 July 2017
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Cinchona which belongs to family Rubiaceae, got its importance from the centuries because of its anti-malarial activity. Alkaloids present in this herb, Quinine, Chichonine, Quinidine and Cinchonidine are the main, but percentage may vary in species to species. Since the early 17th century, these alkaloid are frequently used in Indian ayurvedic, sidha and traditional folk medicine to treating fever and Still now in modern medicine cinchona alkaloids are used for the treatment of malaria as well… 

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