A standardized updated review article of Ichnocarpus frutescens plant
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Ichnocarpus frutescens R. Br (Family: Apocyanaceae) is an ever green medicinal herb found almost throughout Asia and other regions. The whole part of Ichnocarpus was (root, flowers and leaves) reported to use for various medical illness such as, demulcent, syphilis, loss of sensation and hemiplegia, head aches fevers, wounds between fingers tonic, diaphoretic, diuretic and dyspepsia and skin troubles. It is mainly administered with milk for diabetes mellitus, excretion of the stone in the bladder and purification of blood. Phytochemical studies on the various parts of Ichnocarpus have revealed the presence of phenylpropanoids, phenolic acids, carbohydrates, saponins, proteins, amino acids, coumarines, alkaloids, flavonoids, sterols and pentacyclic triterpenoids. Pharmacological investigations have demonstrated that Ichnocarpus possess antiinflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, membranestabilizer, hepatoprotective, antiurolithiatic, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, cardioprotective, antioxidant, antihyperlipidemicand cytoprotective activities.
Ichnocarpus frutescens, Antibacterial, Antidiabetic, Antioxidant.