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Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 158) Last page : ( 160)
Print ISSN : 2231-5705. Online ISSN : 2231-5713.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5713.2018.00025.9

A Review on Tridax procumbens Linn

Chaudhari R. D.*, Girase P. R., Suryawanshi H. P., Pawar S. P.

P. S. G. V. P. Mandal's, College of Pharmacy, Shahada (MS)

*Corresponding Author E-mail: hemant.surya@gmail.com

Online published on 24 October, 2018.

Abstract

Tridax procumbens Linn belongs to the family Asteraceae. The various extracts of Tridax procumbens have been used as indigenous medicine for a variety of diseases and disorders in human beings as well as animals. It has been extensively used in Indian traditional medicine for wound healing, as anticoagulant, in fungal infection, in diarrhea and dysentery, as antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory. Leaf extracts are used to treat infectious skin diseases in folk medicines. It is also dispensed as ‘Bhringraj’ which is well known ayurvedic medicine for liver disorders. Plants contain phenols or their oxygen substituted derivatives which are mostly secondary metabolites. At least 12, 000 have been isolated. These substances serve as plant defense mechanisms against predation by microbes, insects, herbivores. It also contains terpenoides and flavoring agents etc.

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Keywords

Tridax procumbens, Biological activity, modulatory, extract and Medicinal plants.

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