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Bulletin of Pure & Applied Sciences- Botany
Year : 2017, Volume : 36b, Issue : 2
First page : ( 91) Last page : ( 104)
Print ISSN : 0970-4612. Online ISSN : 2320-3196.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-3196.2017.00013.1

A review on therapeutic potential and phytochemistry of Tephrosia purpurea

Babu Neelesh1,*, Singh Ajeet1, Singh Ramveer1,  Navneet1

1Department of Botany and Microbiology, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar-249404, Uttarakhand, India

*Corresponding Author: Neelesh Babu, Department of Botany and Microbiology, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar-249404, Uttarakhand, India. Email: sonkarneil@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2018.


Tephrosia purpurea is a wild herb belongs to the family fabaceae and commonly known as sharpunkha. It is distributed among India, Australia, China, Sri Lanka up to 400 m to 1300 m altitude. It occurs naturally in the waste places along the road sides and it prefers to grow in dry, gravelly or rocky and sandy soil. It is being used as folk medicine because of its several properties such as anticancer, antipyretic, antidiabetic, antiviral etc. Pharmacologically it is one of the most important herb because of its chemical constituents and various applications.



Tephrosia purpurea, Phytochemistry, Wound healing, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant.


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