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Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Botanical features, phytochemical and pharmacological overviews of Oldenlandia corymbosa Linn.: A brief review

Author(s):
Shaktijit Das, Nasim Mondal, Somdutta Mondal, Pranabesh Ghosh, Chandreyi Ghosh, Chandrima Das and Sirshendu Chatterjee
Abstract:
Since times long folklore medicinal treatment has been used in healthcare system. Herbal medicines are cost effective, inexpensive and have minimum side effects.
Oldenlandia corymbosa Linn. (Family-Rubiaceae) is an annual herb, found in various parts of India. Common name of the plant in English is White Diamond Flower and in Bengali locally it is known as Khet Papra. The plant is also known to deal with heat and different toxic products; it activates blood circulation and diuresis. It is also work against diseases like appendicitis, hepatitis, pneumonia, urinary problems, cellulites and snake bites. In Chinese traditional medicinal practices the plant is used to cure skin infections, ulcers, cold, cough, bronchitis, female disorders and in various inflammations. The plant possesses secondary metabolite substances like flavones, polyphenols, anthocyanidins, iridoids, tannins, various anti-oxidants and alkaloids. Various pharmacological studies concluded some notable activities of the plant such as hepatoprotective, cytotoxic, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, and abortifacient effects. This review aims to explain the overviews of the various uses and prospects of the plant as well as botanical, taxonomical, phytochemical, pharmacological and toxicological reports and areas of the Oldenlandia corymbosa.
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How to cite this article:
Shaktijit Das, Nasim Mondal, Somdutta Mondal, Pranabesh Ghosh, Chandreyi Ghosh, Chandrima Das, Sirshendu Chatterjee. Botanical features, phytochemical and pharmacological overviews of <em>Oldenlandia corymbosa </em>Linn.: A brief review. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):464-468.

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