PHARMACOLOGICAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL REVIEW ON ACTINIOPTERIS RADIATA.Abstract
Herbal medicines are precious and valuable gift of nature. Indian system of medicine viz. Ayurveda is much prevailing in our country, which comprises of various traditional medicines. The practice of medicinal herbs for treating the diseases is very well known from ancient time. Actiniopteris australis (Syn: A. radiata; A. Dichotoma), is a xerophytic species of the fern family Actiniopteridaceae , listed among endangered and fast disappearing plants, found to be little explored with regards to its medicinal uses, reproductive methods and chemical constituents. Major phytoconstituents reported in this plant are hentriacontane, hentriacontanol, β-sitosterol palmitate, β-sitosterol, β-sitosterol-D-glucoside and Quarcetin-3-rutinoside (rutin). This plant has been reported for various biological activities such as antifertility, styptic, anthelmitic, anti-tubercular etc. 50 % Ethanolic extract can be used to develop a safe male contraceptive pill . It is also used as dietary supplement in malnutrition. It has shown to remove heavy metals like Selenium and Arsenic from the rhizosphere by Phytoremediation method.
J. B. Naik , D. R. Jadge *, A. N. Deshpande, A. B. Gadgul and A. R. Siddiqui
University Department of Chemical Technology, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
21 July, 2014
30 October, 2014
12 December, 2014
01 April, 2015