Answer to Question #13171 in Organic Chemistry for danny
specific chemical compound found in guyabano that has anti-fungal effect
Pharmaceutical research has found antifungal, bacteriostatic, antimalarial, and especially cytostatic capability of some chemical constituents of the leaves and bar . A large number of chemical compounds, including flavonoids, alkaloids andacetogenins, 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 andinflammation of the eye. Potential pharmaceutical products are currently in early experimental trials in animal models and cell-lines. Guyabanos are thought to have anti-HIV and anti-cancer effects.& A wide variety of products have been developed and are available for cancer treatment.