Pharmaceutical interest

Fig. 257. Allamanda cathartica L.

Chemotherapeutic properties: Extracts of Allamanda cathartica L. inhibit the proliferation of Klebsiella sp., Staphylococcus sp., and fungi cultured in vitro (Kumar A et al, 1995; Collier WA et al., 1950). The plant is known to produce a series of iridoid glycosides, such as allamandin which are antileukemic (Kupchan SM et al., 1974), tumor-inhibiting and molluscicidal. A cytotoxic-guided fractionation of an ethyl acetate extract of the leaves using Sc-(7) yeast strain, resulted in the characterization of isoplumericin and plumericin (AbdelKader MS et al., 1997). Isoplumericin and plumericin are antimicrobial and molluscicidal (Hamburger MO et al., 1991).

Plumericin

Allamandin

Plumericin

Allamandin

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