A Review on Polygonum chinensis
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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.
Persicaria chinensis, Phytochemical Constituents, Pharmacological Activities.