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Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2014, Volume : 4, Issue : 1
First page : ( 28) Last page : ( 31)
Print ISSN : 2231-5705. Online ISSN : 2231-5713.

A review on Hiptage benghalensis (Madhavilata) used as an Ayurvedic drug

Meena A. K.1,*, Meena Jyoti2, Jadhav Ankush1, Padhi M. M.3

1National Research Institute for Ayurveda, Siddha Human Resource Development, Gwalior

2Maharani Shri Jaya College (MSJ), Bharatpur, Rajasthan

3Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science, Janakpuri, New Delhi – 110058

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ajaysheera@gmail.com

Online published on 5 June, 2014.

Abstract

Hiptage benghalensis (L) Kurz belongs to the family Malphigiaceae. The plant has strong therapeutic potential thus occasionally cultivated for medicinal purposes in several traditional medicines to cure various diseases. This plant has been known to possess antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anticancerous, antimutagenic and hepatoprotective activity. According to Ayurveda, Hiptage benghalensis is cooling, vulnerary, astringent, expectorant, cardiotonic, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, wound healing and used in burning sensation of the body, wound, pruritus, foul ulcers, scabies, leprosy, skin diseases, cough, asthma, cardiac debility, rheumatism, hyperdipsia, obesity, intrinsic haemorrhage etc. The presented review summarizes the information concerning the botany, ethno pharmacology, phytochemistry and biological activity of this plant.

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Keywords

Ayurveda, Hiptage benghalensis (L) Kurz, Phytochemistry, antibacterial, antifungal.

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