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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2019, Volume : 11, Issue : 4
First page : ( 244) Last page : ( 250)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2019.00041.4

Pharmacognostical, Pharmacological Studies and Traditional uses of Plectranthus Ambonicus: A Review

Kumar Punet1,*, Sangam2, Kumar Nitin3

1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Shri Gopichand College of Pharmacy, Baghpat, 250609, (U. P.) India

2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Oxford, College of Pharmacy, Hapur, 201001, (U.P.) India

3Department of Pharmacogonosy, Faculty of Parmarth, College of Pharmacy, Hapur, 201001, (U.P.) India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: punetkumar987@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.


In this review, information about the Phytochemistry, Traditional uses, medicinal uses, side effects and future prospective of Plectranthus Ambonicus are given. PA was used in herbal medicines for the treatment of various disorders like asthma, flu, eczema and cardiovascular disorders. The plant shows these properties due to the presence of various important constituents or secondary metabolites like flavanoids, glycosides, phenols, tannins, and steroids, etc. which were already identified by various spectroscopic methods. The different parts of the plant were used to prepare medicines. As the plant contain various important constituents and also found effective in traditional system of medicine there is the future scope of this plant so that it can be used to prepare medicines which are effective against diseases without side effects.



Plectranthus Ambonicus, Phytochemicals, Antineoplastic activity, Antifungal activity, Antimicrobial activity, alcoholic extract.


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