Antineoplastic agents, 105. zephyranthes grandiflora1

George Pettit, Venkatswamy Gaddamidi, Gordon M. Cragg

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The history of certain Amaryllidaceous plants used in the primitive treatment of cancer can be traced to the fourth century B.C.2 In the genus Zephyranthes, Z. parulla Killip appears in a history of Peru (by Padre Cobo) dated 1653, for treating tumors, and Z. rosea (Spreng.) Lindl. has found use in China for breast cancer (3).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1018-1020
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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