THE THIRD REVIEW ON THE CONSTITUENTS AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF IRANIAN ARTEMISIA SPECIES.
*Prof. Abdolhossein Rustaiyan, Afsaneh Faridchehr PhD. And Mehdi Bakhtiyari PhD.
Plants have been one of the important sources of medicines. Even since the down of human civilization. In spite of tremendous development in the field of allopathy during 20th century, plants still remain one of major sources of drug in modern as well as traditional system of medicine throughout the world. The genus Artemisia are considered of one of state of art. Chemical laboratories capable of biosynthesizing number of biomolecules of different chemical classes. The present review describes the third review of the chemical and biological activities of Iranian Artemisia species namely: A. absinthium L., A. armeniaca Lam., A. incana (L.) Druce, A. khorasanica Podl., A. scoparia Waldst.& Kit, Artemisia sieberi Besser and A. vulgaris L.
Keywords: Iranian Artemisia species, Secondary metabolite, Biological activities.
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