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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2019, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : ( 137) Last page : ( 144)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2019.00023.2

Hedyotis diffusa: An Multieffective Herb

Mr. Shaikh Nasir. S.1,*, Mr. Thalkari Avinash B.2, Mr. Karwa Pawan N.1, Ms. Shinde Pallavi. S.1, Mr Thorat Vivek. M.1, Mr. Gawli Chandrakant. S.1

1Gurukrupa Institute of Pharmacy (Degree), Near Chatrapatthi Sugar Factory, NH-222 Gadi Road, Majalgaon-431131, Maharashtra

2Vasant Pharmacy College, Kaij-431517

*Corresponding Author E-mail: avinashthalkari@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.

Abstract

Herbs plays an important role in our day to day life. In the ancient days the herbs were only the main source of medicine. Now also in this 21st century herbs are equally important to modern drugs as they have less side effects as compared to synthetic drugs. Hedyotis diffusa Willd (H. diffusa) is one of the early known Chinese traditional medicine possesing beneficial activities. It is one of the renowned medicinal plants used to treat human ailments as mentioned in Ayurveda, Charaka Samhita, and Sushrita Samhita. Till now, nearly about 171 compounds have been reportedfrom H. diffusa, in which it includes 32 iridoids, 26 flavonoids, 24 anthraquinones, 26 phenolics and their different derivatives. Nearly 50 volatile oils and 13 miscellaneous compounds are also obtained. The in vitro and in vivo studies show that phytochemicals and plant extracts to exhibit a rangeof pharmacological activities It has many ethnobotanical uses (the leaves are used in the form of vegetable; the root juice is in the treatment of the asthma, urinary disorders, leukorrhea, rheumatism, and encephalitis), and is also medicinally used in the traditional Ayurvedic system. The current review is based upon the various pharmacological as well as their uses, different tests and their microscopic studies.

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Keywords

Herbs, Pharmacological action, Medicine, vivo-vitro.

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