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RASSA Journal of Science for Society
Year : 2023, Volume : 5, Issue : 2and3
First page : ( 70) Last page : ( 76)
Print ISSN : 2582-2136. Online ISSN : 2583-3715.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2583-3715.2023.00012.6

A review on the pharmacological uses of pansy (Viola tricolor L.)

Ponraj Jones A., Shashikanth J.*

Center of Medicinal Plants Research in Homeopathy, 3/126 - Indra Nagar, Emerald, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, 643209, India

*Corresponding Author jaleshashikanth2000@gmail.com

Online Published on 10 January, 2024.


Pansy is native to Europe and northwest Iran, they are usually identified as wild flowers grown in meadows, grass lands and gardens as an ornamental plant. It thrives well in acidic as well as in neutral soil. In India it is most probably found in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim and West Bengal. Viola tricolor consists of cyclotide alkaloids that are useful in pharmaceutical industries and several aromatic volatile compounds as well, that are used in perfume and cosmetic industries. The phytochemicals found in various parts of pansy are found to have pharmacological properties such as anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, cardio protective, hypertensive, as an immunosuppressive drug, also used against chronic asthma, common cold and especially pansy is one of the important medicinal plants used in homeopathic medicine system to treat Crusta lactea. This review is focused on compiling the pharmacological resources available through various experiments and different research findings revealing the phytochemical properties along with pharmaceutical uses, both in vitro and in vivo conditions of Viola tricolor.



Homeopathic, Ethnobotanical, Traditional and medicinal uses.


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