Abstract - 2014 Volume.5 Issue.4

The compounds present in plants of genus Inula exhibit wide spectrum of biological and medicinal

activities. These plants are rich source of wide variety of bioactive secondary metabolites such as tannins,

terpenoids, alkaloids, and flavonoids. Alantolactone and Isoalantolactone are the major compounds present

in Inula plants. The selection of the plants in the present study is primarily based on their chemistry,

biological and medicinal properties reported. This review attempts to summarize the current status of

reported various activities of Inula species. Some very interesting findings have been observed and thus

recorded and reported in this review.

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