Mikania


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Mikania

 

a genus of plants of the family Compositae. They are shrubs and usually climbing perennial grasses. The leaves are opposite, and the usually white or pink flowers grow in clusters of four in spicate or other compound inflorescences. There are approximately 250 species, found primarily in the tropics and subtropics of America. Some herbaceous species are used in landscaping. Climbing hempweed (Mikania scandens), which grows wild from Florida and Texas throughout tropical America, is raised in greenhouses.

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The pharmacological effects of Mikania genus are attributed mainly to the presence of coumarin (1,2-benzopyrone) and derivatives.
Few studies have reported cytotoxic activity of isolated compounds or total extracts obtained from the Mikania genus.
Diagnostic ions in the Mikania extracts were identified by the comparison of their MS/MS dissociation patterns with compounds identified in previous studies.
Duwal, Mikania micrantha Kunth (Asteraceae), l[male] (AMNH_PBI 00378893) (NMTU).
Duwal, Mikania micrantha Kunth (Asteraceae), 3[male] (00378894-00378896) (TYCN).
All known individuals were collected simultaneously from flowers of Mikania micrantha Kunth (Asteraceae) together with C.
The anti-ulcerogenic effect of an alkaloidal fraction from Mikania cordata on diclofenac sodium-induced gastrointestinal lesions in rats.
Antibiotic activity of diterpenes from Mikania triangularis.
Keywords: Mikania laevigata; Antiulcerogenic activity; Antisecretory activity; Coumarin; 2H-1-benzopyran-2-one; Medicinal plant
Mikania (Asteraceae) species are found throughout tropical regions of Africa, Asia and South America (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay).
use of Mikania cordata for treatment of cuts and wounds, use of Hibiscus rosa sinensis for treatment of dysentery, and use of Aphanamixis polystachya for treatment of skin diseases).
Analgesic sesquiterpene dilactone from Mikania cordata.