Pharmacognostical and Pharmacological Review on Tridax procumbens Linn
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Tridax procumbens Linn is a wild plant, found throughout India and is native of tropical America and naturalized in tropical Africa, Asia and Australia. It has been extensively used in Ayurvedic system of medicine and is dispensed as “Bhringraj” by some practitioners of Ayurveda. It has been found to possess significant medicinal properties against blood pressure, malaria, dysentery, diarrhoea, stomachache, headache, wound healing, it also prevents hair fall etc. Its flowers and leaves possess antiseptic, insecticidal and parasiticidal properties. The plant also shows various Pharmacological activities like immunomodulatory, antidiabetic, anti-hepatotoxic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and marked depressant action on respiration. The phytochemical screening of Tridax procumbens revealed the presence of alkaloids, carotenoids, flavonoids (catechins and flavones), saponins and tannins etc. The phytoconstituents present in them are responsible for the biological activities. These reviews focus on phytochemicals and pharmacological activities of Tridax procumbens.
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