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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2020, Volume : 12, Issue : 1
First page : ( 27) Last page : ( 30)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2020.00006.0

Pharmacological actions of Tridax procumbens L.: A Scientific Review

Mr. Thalkari Avinash B.1, Mr. Karwa Pawan N.2,*, Ms. Shinde Pallavi S.2, Gawli Chandrakant S.2, Chopane Priyanka S.2

1Vasant Pharmacy College, Kaij-431517, Maharashtra

2Gurukrupa Institute of Pharmacy (Degree), Near Chatrapatthi Sugar Factory, NH-222 Gadi Road, Majalgaon-431131, Maharashtra

*Corresponding Author E-mail: Karwapawan99@gmail.com

Abstract

Tridax procumbens L. (Asteraceae) is. known for several potential therapeutic activ'ities like antiviral, antibiotic efficacies, wound healing activity, insecticidal and anti-int'lammatory activity. The medicinal plants are the rich sources of natural remedies to treat the pathogenic and other diseases. Plant Tridax procumbens belongs to family Asteraceae one off. Plant is native of tropical America and naturalized in tropical Africa, Asia, and Australia. Local people known it as “Ghamara”, in English popularly called ‘coat buttons’ and is dispensed for “Bhringraj” by some of the practitioners of Ayurveda. The phytochemical screening revealed the presence of alkaloids, carotenoids, flavonoids (catechin and flavones), fumeric acid, fl-sitosterol, saponins and tannins. It is richly endowed with carotenoids, saponins, oleanolic acid and ions like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and selenium. The extracts of Tridax procumbens have been used as indigenous medicine for a variety of ailments. It has been extensively used in Indian traditional medicine for wound healing, as anticoagulant, antifungal and insect repellent, in diarrhea and dysentery.

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Keywords

Therapeutic, traditional, pharmacology, Tridax procumbens Biological activity Plant extract Medicinal plants.

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