Pharmacological aspects of Turbinaria


  • Alka Department of Pharmacology, I.T.S. College of Pharmacy, Murad- Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Nidhi Tyagi Department of Pharmacology, I.T.S. College of Pharmacy, Murad- Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • S. Sadish Kumar Department of Pharmacology, I.T.S. College of Pharmacy, Murad- Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India



Seaweeds, Phaeophyceae, Turbinaria, antifungal, terpenoid, alkaloids


Seaweeds, are plant-like organisms that generally live attached to rock or other hard substrata in coastal areas. The brown color of these algae results from the dominance of the xanthophyll pigment fucoxanthin. Brown algae (Phaeophyceae) is a genus of Turbinaria found in tropical marine waters, which grows on rocky substrates. Turbinaria species are consumed by herbivorous fishes and echinoids in tropical areas, it has a low level of phenolics and tannins. It is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical areas of central, western Pacific and Indian Ocean. Turbinaria belongs to the class- Anthozoa, Order-Scleractinia, family-Dendrophylliidae, Genus- Turbinaria. Different extracts of the Turbinaria shows the presence of phytoconstituents like alkaloids, terpenes, phenols, tannins, saponins, flavonoids, quinones, proteins, sugars, carbohydrates, alkaloids, coumarins, steroids, terpenoids and cardiac glycosides, they exhibit pharmacological activities like antipyretic, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, antifungal, antiulcer, antitumor, anticoagulant, antibacterial.


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How to Cite

Alka, Tyagi, N., & Kumar, S. S. . (2017). Pharmacological aspects of Turbinaria. International Journal of Research and Development in Pharmacy & Life Sciences, 6(4), 2648 - 2653.