A REVIEW ON ETHANOMEDICINAL USES AND PHYTO-PHARMACOLOGY OF ANTI-INFLAMMATORY HERB VITEX NEGUNDOAbstract
Vitex negundo is an important medicinal plant with potent anti-inflammatory activity. The major constituents of this plant are flavonoids, casticin, chryso-splenol and vitexin, Chrysophenol D, nishindine and hydrocotylene. It also contains monoterpenes agnuside, eurostoside, and aucubin. These constituents contribute various pharmacological activities as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antinociceptive, anti-ulcer, free radicals scavenging, hepatoprotective and many more. This review discuss the investigation made by various workers related to its ethnobotanical claims, ayurvedic properties, chemical constituents, pharmacological activities ,analytical studies and other aspects considering this plant since years till date.
Trapti Rastogi*, Meenal Kubde, I. A. Farooqui and S. S. Khadabadi
Government College of Pharmacy, Amravati, Maharashtra, India
08 June, 2010
13 July, 2010
14 August, 2010
01 September, 2010