Caper: A precious medicinal plant from ancient times

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: Open Access

ISSN: 2167-7689

Open Access

Caper: A precious medicinal plant from ancient times

5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs

August 03-05, 2015 Orlando, USA

Eddouks Mohamed, Hebi Morad and Moufid Abderrahmane

Moulay Ismail University, Morocco

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: Pharmaceut Reg Affairs

Abstract :

Capparis spinosa Linn. (Capparaceae) was traditionally used for pharmacological purposes and has potential for use in modern cosmetics. This review aims to assess the current available knowledge of Capparis spinosa and its constituents for management of several diseases. Bibliographic investigation was carried out by scrutinizing classical text books and peer reviewed papers, consulting worldwide accepted scientific databases to retrieve available published literature. Only articles on pharmacological and phytochemical studies of Capparis spinosa have been selected. The main pharmacological activities of caper are antidiabetic, antihypertensive, hypolipidemic, antioxidant, antimutagenic, anti-allergic, hepato protective, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, immunomodulatory, anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory activities. Phytochemicals studies of this plant revealed the existence of many bioactive components such as saccharides and glycosides, flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenoids and volatile oils, fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin E and steroids. We conclude that Capparis spinosa is beneficial for the treatment of many pathologies supporting then its use in human nutrition and healthcare.

Biography :


Google Scholar citation report
Citations: 533

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: Open Access received 533 citations as per Google Scholar report

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: Open Access peer review process verified at publons

Indexed In

arrow_upward arrow_upward