Phytochemical and biological properties of ajuga decumbens (labiatae): A review

  • B Ni
  • X Dong
  • J Fu
  • X Yin
  • L Lin
  • Z Xia
  • Y Zhao
  • D Xue
  • C Yang
  • J Ni
Keywords: Ajuga decumbens Thunb, Anti-inflammatory, Antitumor, Antibacterial, Antiviral, Cytotoxic, Insecticidal, Diterpenes, Iridoids glycosides


Ajuga decumbens Thunb is a member of Labiatae family and widespread in China, Korea and Japan. This plant possesses diverse pharmacological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antibacterial, antiviral, cytotoxic, as well as insecticidal activities. Several compounds have been isolated from A. decumbens, which display a wide spectrum of biological and pharmacological activities. Hence, it would be useful to review current literature for available pharmacological activities of the plant as well as its active ingredients.

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