Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)
Phytomorphological, chemical and pharmacological discussions about Commelina benghalensis Linn. (Commelinaceae): A review
Pranabesh Ghosh, Alolika Dutta, Maitrayee Biswas, Swagata Biswas, Labani Hazra, Sudip Kumar Nag, Sayantan Sil and Sirshendu Chatterjee
Now a day’s herbal medicines are taking the leading positions in the healthcare system. It was the essential driving force for better treatment from ancient time. Commelina benghalensis Linn. belongs to Commelinaceae family is an annual herbaceous weed commonly known as Bengal Dayflower. These plants are found in tropical and temperate parts of the world along with India. The plant is a herbaceous weed with typical morphological characteristics features. The main phytochemicals found in this plant are polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins, and alkaloids. Review of the literature suggested that the various parts of the plant are reported to have some significant therapeutic activities like anti-microbial, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-diarrheal, anthelmintic, fertility inducing, anti-viral, anxiolytic, hepato-protective, anti-urolithiasis, analgesic, thrombolytic, sedative and larvicidal properties. The present review study deals with the morphological, phytochemical, pharmacological, therapeutic, nutritional and some other biological aspects of Commelina benghalensis. This review work may help get overview ideas about the studied plant.
How to cite this article:
Pranabesh Ghosh, Alolika Dutta, Maitrayee Biswas, Swagata Biswas, Labani Hazra, Sudip Kumar Nag, Sayantan Sil and Sirshendu Chatterjee. Phytomorphological, chemical and pharmacological discussions about Commelina benghalensis Linn. (Commelinaceae): A review. 2019; 8(6): 12-18.