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The Natural Products Journal


ISSN (Print): 2210-3155
ISSN (Online): 2210-3163

Review Article

Alkaloids Components and Pharmacological Activities of Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn) Leaves

Author(s): Yuyan Ren, Xu Yao, Junhui Xiao*, Xing Zheng*, Na Ouyang, Ying Ouyang, Xingxing Peng, Shurong Fan and Hanying Yi

Volume 9, Issue 1, 2019

Page: [26 - 31] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/2210315508666180614123802

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Lotus leaves are the main medicinal parts of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, which is widely distributed in East Asia, especially in China. It contains a variety of chemical activation components. Among them, alkaloids are considered to be the most relevant ingredient for its bioactivity. This article mainly introduces the structure of alkaloids isolated from Lotus leaves and their pharmacological activities, such as anti-obesity, antioxidant, antiviral, anticancer, anti-diabetic activities.

Keywords: Lotus leaves, alkaloids, compositions, pharmacological activities, Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, antioxidant.

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