The plants of genus Celastrus, distributed in Asia, have been used as natural insecticides and folk medicines to treat fever, chill, joint pain, edema, rheumatoid arthritis, and bacterial infection in China for a long time. This contribution reviews the chemical constituents, 1-144, isolated from the plants in genus Celastrus in the past few decades, and their biological activities. The compounds listed are sesquiterpenes (β-agarofurans), diterpenes, triterpenes, alkaloids, and flavonoids.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Chemistry and Biodiversity|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 20 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Molecular Biology