Terpenoids of Aristolochia and their biological activities

Tian Shung Wu, Amooru G. Damu, Chung Ren Su, Ping Chung Kuo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

67 Citations (Scopus)


Aristolochia is an important genus widely used in traditional medicine. During the past two decades, this genus has attracted much interest and has been the subject of numerous chemical and pharmacological studies. It is a rich source of aristolochic acids, which are unique to this genus, and of terpenoids. The nature of these terpenoids are reviewed in this article together with some bioactivity data in an effort to highlight the rapid development in the field of phytochemistry of the Aristolochia species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-624
Number of pages31
JournalNatural Product Reports
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Terpenoids of Aristolochia and their biological activities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this