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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2015, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 119) Last page : ( 123)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2015.00022.1

A Short Review of Cressa cretica

Dr Wanjari Anita S.1,*, Dr Chouragade Namrata B.2

1Associate Professor, Department of Ras-Shastra and Bhaishaiya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurvedic College, Hospital and Research Center, Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra

2Associate Professor, Department of Sanskrit, Samhita and Sidhanta, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurvedic College, Hospital and Research Center, Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra

*Corresponding Author E-mail: wanjarias@rediffmail.com

Online published on 29 October, 2015.

Abstract

The satisfactory and safer solution to the problems of the public health care requires tremendous attention of the researchers to explore out medicinally efficacious plants and isolate potent molecules from them. Evaluation of such molecules could generate broader spectrum of pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic parameters with least toxicity. Cressa cretica (Linn) belonging to family Convolvulaceae. It is commonly known as Rudravanti. Traditionally root and leaves of Cressa cretica are commonly used as expectorant and antibilious agent. It is a holophytic dwarf shrub used in folklore medicine. This article gives the updated information on its properties.

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Keywords

Cressa cretica, Convolvulaceae, expectorant, antibilious agent, holophytic dwarf.

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