What is it about?

Dryopteris marginalis L. is widely used as a medicinal plant. It possesses varieties of phenolic compounds with biological activities as well as antioxidant properties. This article demonstrates the medicinal properties and biological activities of Dryopteris marginalis L.

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Why is it important?

Fron this study, it was found that this plant has a moderate potent antioxidant activity which may explain the scientific basis of the traditional uses of the plant. A detailed study of all aspects (chemical composition, phenolic contents, anti-oxidant and antibacterial activities) was made based on the combined approach of both exploitation and exploration, which may lead to a new line of treatment based on folklore herbal remedies. Thus, this study introduces the Dryopteris marginalis L. as a promising natural medicinal plant candidate.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long-standing collaborations. This article also leads to natural product research groups contacting me and ultimately to a greater involvement in natural product research.

Mr Md. Shahinuzzaman
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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This page is a summary of: Chemical Composition of Essential Oil and in Vitro Biological Activities of Dryopteris marginalis L., Current Pharmaceutical Analysis, December 2019, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/1573412916666191230142306.
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