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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 5
First page : ( 1517) Last page : ( 1522)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00267.0

A review on pharmacological properties of Solanum tuberosum

Das Koushika, Krishna Pranit, Sarkar Avipsha, Ilangovan Shanmuga Sundari, Sen Shampa*

School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shampa.iitg@gmail.com

Online published on 17 July, 2017.

Abstract

Plant materials remain one of the important resources to combat serious diseases around the world. In the developing countries, the traditional medicinal methods, especially the use of medicinal plants, still play a major role to cover the basic health requirements. The medicinal values of these plants rest in some bio-active substances that produce certain physiological activity within the human body. The major bioactive constituents in the plant are alkaloids, tannin, flavonoid and phenolic compounds. The various notable pharmacological actions of the plant such as activity on heart, anti-diabetic and cholesterol trimming property, antimicrobial activity, antiulcer activity, anti-oxidative property, anti-diarrhea activity, phagocytic activity, cytotoxic activity etc. This paper aims to provide a review on the antimicrobial and pharmacological properties of potato(Solanum tuberosum) leaves.

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Keywords

Glycoalkaloids, alpha-solanine, alpha-chaconine, bioactive compounds, ethanobotany, phamacognosy, Solanum tuberosum.

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