Vol. 6, Special Issue 4 (2018)
Pharmacological properties of Boerhavia diffusa: A review
Author(s): Rajesh Kumar, S Gautam, KD Singh, P Kumar, Nilufar Haque, Vibha Yadav, R Kumar, RP Diwakar, Rishikant and SB Kumar
Abstract: Now a day due to various side effects of allopathic medicine, scientists of pharmaceutical industries and research centers have been engaged to explore the pharmacological properties of herbal plants. The present review explains the pharmacological properties of Boerhavia diffusa plant. This plant commonly known as punarnava, is herb of family Nyctaginaceae. B. diffusa known to have medicinal properties and used as Ayurvedic medicine in India. Battery of phytochemicals like alkaloids, flavonoids, rotenoids and phytosterols has been found in the plant which are responsible for its various pharmacological properties such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, hepatoprotective, immunomodulator and nephroprotective, antiulcer and antihistaminic etc. Moreover, several new phytochemicals are discovered which again validate its medicinal importance. This review presents the evidence-based pharmacological properties of B. diffusa. In conclusion B. diffusa contain many bioactive phytochemicals that may be use as prophylactic as well as for cure of various ailments of human and animals.
Pages: 72-80 | 946 Views 213 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rajesh Kumar, S Gautam, KD Singh, P Kumar, Nilufar Haque, Vibha Yadav, R Kumar, RP Diwakar, Rishikant and SB Kumar. Pharmacological properties of Boerhavia diffusa: A review. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2018; 6(4): 72-80.