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Chemical constituents, cytotoxic activities and traditional uses of Micromelum minutum (Rutaceae): a review

Pharmacy & Pharmacology International Journal
Fatema-Tuz-Zohora, Choudhury Mahmood Hasan, Monira Ahsan


Micromelum minutum belongs to the family of aromatic deciduous trees and shrubs, Rutaceae. Different types of coumarins together with two alkaloids are found in the plant. Chemical constituents are isolate from different parts of the plant- leaves, stem, stem bark, fruits, seeds and roots. Traditionally, the plant is used for various purposes. Scientific investigations particularly focused on the cytotoxicity of the plant. The reviews compile the botanical description, traditional use, chemical constituents and cytitoxic activities of Micromelum minutum.


Micromelum minutum, Rutaceae, coumarins, alkaloids, botanical description, traditional use, chemical constituents, cytotoxic activities