Research Article Volume 2 Issue 1
Authors: Bettina Eck-Varanka, Nora Kovats, Eszter Horvath, Katalin Hubai and Gabor Paulovits
Abstract: Cotinus coggygria Scop. is widely used in ethnopharmacology such as antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, as well as for countering diarrhea, gastric and duodenal ulcers. Total phenols, flavonoids and tannins were determined as the main group of biologically active compounds. Tannins, however, have proven mutagenic in different studies. Also, methanol extract of C. coggygria induced sex-linked recessive lethal mutations on the X-chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster males.
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