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Advance in Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activity of Choerospondias axillaris Fruit

WANG Xiao-qin, WANG Li-wei, ZHAO Yan, MA Chao-mei   

  1. 1. School of Life Sciences, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot 010021, China;
    2. School of Pharmacy, Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot 010110, China
  • Online:2014-07-15 Published:2014-07-18


Choerospondias axillaris, a traditional Chinese medicinal and edible fruit, is reported to have strong biological
activity and various health benefits. To date, 25 compounds including flavones and organic acids have been reported
present in C. axillaris. Biological studies have uncovered its cardiovascular, antioxidant, immuno-enhancing, and antitumor
activities. This review is focused on the recent advances in research on chemical constituents, pharmacological and
biological activity of C. axillaris, which can provide some guidelines for the development of functional foods, medicinal
research and utilization of C. axillari in the future.

Key words: Choerospondias axillaris, chemical constituents, pharmacological activity, functional foods