Chemical constituents and biological activities of Artemisia herba-alba

Abou El Hamd H. Mohamed, Magdi A. El-Sayed, Mohamed E. Hegazy, Soleiman E. Helaly, Abeer M. Esmail, Naglaa S. Mohamed

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Artemisia, one of the larger genera in the family Asteraceae and the largest genus in the tribe Anthemideae, comprises from 200 to more than 500 taxa at the specific or subspecific level. Many Artemisia species have a high economic value in several fields, as food plants and as antihelminthic and antimalaria in medicine. Artemisia herba-alba was known for its therapeutic and medicinal properties, it was used in both traditional and modern medicine. Several papers have been published on the chemical composition of specimens of A. herba-alba. The aim of this work is to review all available scientific literature published on A. herba-alba. The focus will be on the chemical constitutions which have been identified from this species, in addition to all of the reported biological activites of this species have been included as well as the pharmacology and toxicology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalRecords of Natural Products
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Artemisia herba-alba
  • biological activities
  • essential oil
  • flavonoids
  • sesquiterpenes


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