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The bark, leaves and roots of some species are used in folk medicines. Pharmaceutical research has found antifungal, bacteriostatic, antimalarial, and especially cytostatic capability of some chemical constituents of the leaves and bark. A large number of chemical compounds, including flavonoids, alkaloids and acetogenins, have been extracted from the seeds and many other parts of these plants. Flavonoids and alkaloids have shown antibacterial properties, and have been used for treatment of medical conditions, such as skin disease, intestinal worms and inflammation of the eye. Pharmaceutical products are currently in animal and human cell line trials. Acetogenins are thought to have anti HIV and anti cancer effects. A wide variety of products have been developed and are available for cancer treatment.
created February 07, 2011
updated February 07, 2011