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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2016, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 185) Last page : ( 188)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2016.00034.3

A Review on Polygonum chinensis

Manasa K.S.1,*, Dr. Kuppast I.J.1, Kumar Kishan M.A.1, Akshara K2

1Department of Pharmacology, National College of Pharmacy, Balraj Urs Road, Shivamogga (Dist)-577201, Karnataka

2Research Assistant, Bapuji Pharmacy College, Davangere, 577004

*Corresponding author E-mail: manasaks260993@gmail.com

Online published on 2 February, 2017.

Abstract

The genus Polygonum (Polygonaceae), comprising about 300 species, is distributed worldwide, mostly in north temperate climates, is interesting from both biological and phytochemical perspectives. In this review, a contemporary summary of biological and pharmacological investigate on Polygonum chinensis belong to family polygonaceae will be presented and critically evaluated. The plant consists of alkaloids, amino acids, carbohydrates and glycosides, fixed oils and fats, flavones and flavanones, gums and mucilage, phenolic compounds and tannins, proteins, saponins, sterols, and triterpenoids. The Significant findings in the treatment of various diseases such as snake-bites, inflammatory, anticancer, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, antifungal, diabetic, hypertension, hyperlipemia, jaundice, hemorrhage, cough, fever, ulcers, skin inffections, anemia, diarrhea and various urologic disorders, have been presented in ethnobotanical reports.

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Keywords

Persicaria chinensis, Phytochemical Constituents, Pharmacological Activities.

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