Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, and Anticancer Effects ofAnacardiumPlants: An Ethnopharmacological Perspective


Salehi B., Gultekin-Ozguven M., Kirkin C., Özçelik B., Morais-Braga M. F. B. , Carneiro J. N. P. , ...More

FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.11, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3389/fendo.2020.00295
  • Journal Name: FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, BIOSIS, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Anacardium, cashew nut, phytotherapy, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, ANACARDIUM-OCCIDENTALE L., CASHEW APPLE JUICE, NUT-SHELL LIQUID, METHANOLIC LEAF EXTRACT, STEM BARK EXTRACT, MEDICINAL-PLANTS, ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY, BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS, ASCORBIC-ACID, ETHNOBOTANICAL SURVEY

Abstract

Anacardiumplants have received increasing recognition due to its nutritional and biological properties. A number of secondary metabolites are present in its leaves, fruits, and other parts of the plant. Among the diverseAnacardiumplants' bioactive effects, their antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticancer activities comprise those that have gained more attention. Thus, the present article aims to review the Anacardium plants' biological effects. A special emphasis is also given to their pharmacological and clinical efficacy, which may trigger further studies on their therapeutic properties with clinical trials.