• Israr Ul Hassan College of Engineering, Dhofar University, PO Box 2509, PC 211, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.
  • Mohammed Idrees Department of Mathematics and Sciences, College of Arts and Applied Sciences, Dhofar University, PO Box 2509, PC 211, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.
  • Gowhar Ahmad Naikoo Department of Mathematics and Sciences, College of Arts and Applied Sciences, Dhofar University, PO Box 2509, PC 211, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.
  • Luay Rashan Frankincense and Biodiversity, Laboratory, Dhofar University, PO Box 2509, PC 211, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.
  • Abdelbary Elhissi College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, PO Box 2713,Doha, Qatar.
  • William Zimmerle University of Pennsylvania, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Consulting Scholar-Near East Section, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA.
  • Waqar Ahmed School of Mathematics and Physics, College of Science, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, LN6 7TS, United Kingdom.


 The Dhofar region of Oman is extremely opulent in plant biodiversity in comparison to other parts of the country. Most of the cultivated, medicinal and wild plants of the region are available in the mountainous side and hilly areas of Dhofar. The plants produce products from primary metabolism and others from secondary metabolism. On the basis of active constituents plants can be categorized into two groups:

1. Medicinal plants and

2. Aromatic plants.

Over 250 complex chemicals have been recognized and extracted from herbal sources. In this review article, we discuss a selection of medicinal plants of the Dhofar region of Oman which are rich in active constituents and through recent reports discuss the application of the most active constituents. Among the medicinal plants of the Dhofar region, frankincense is also a well-known indicator of the region and has a unique position through its medicinal properties of its oil and gum resin.

Keywords: Dhofar, Secondary metabolites, Frankincense, Active constituents.


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Hassan, I., M. Idrees, G. Ahmad Naikoo, L. Rashan, A. Elhissi, W. Zimmerle, and W. Ahmed. “RECENT ADVANCES IN APPLICATIONS OF ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS OF SELECTED MEDICINAL PLANTS OF DHOFAR, SULTANATE OF OMAN”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 11, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 28-37, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i4.16386.
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