Review on Pharmacological Properties of Abutilon indicum.
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Abutilon indicum belonging to family Malvaceae is distributed throughout number of tropical and subtropical areas and subtropical zones and has been used for various disorders in traditional and folk medicine. The plant is used as demulcent, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, pulmonary and sedative. The leaves are used as astringent. Bark is used as diuretic. Seeds are used as laxative, demulcent and expectorant.
The plant is known to possess various active constituents like carbohydrates, steroids, alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, starch, tannins and Phenolic compounds. The plant is screened for hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, immunomodulatory, analgesic, antimicrobial, antimalarial, antifertility and wound healing activity. The present review is therefore, an effort to give a detailed survey of the literature on the microscopical, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Abutilon indicum.
Abutilon indicum, Traditional uses, Phytoconstituents, hepatoprotective activity, hypoglycemic activity, antimicrobial activity.