Chemical and pharmacological research on the plants from genus Ajuga

Xia Qing, Hui Min Yan, Zhi Yu Ni, Christopher J. Vavricka, Man Li Zhang, Qing Wen Shi, Yu Cheng Gu, Hiromasa Kiyota

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The genus Ajuga, a member of the Lamiaceae family, is comprised of more than 300 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants mainly distributed throughout the temperate regions of Asia, Europe, Australia, North America and Africa. These plants are used as folk medicines effective for rheumatic fevers, dysentery, malaria, hypertension, diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as anthelmintic, astringent, febrifuge diuretic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory agents. A variety of constituents has been isolated from these plants. This review summarizes the phytochemical progress of the genus Ajuga and lists the compounds isolated up to 2014.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-268
Number of pages24
JournalHeterocyclic Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 28 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Ajuga
  • Lamiaceae
  • biological activity
  • chemical constituents
  • phytoecdysteroids
  • terpenoi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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