CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF PLANT CARDIOPROTECTIVES: A REVIEWAbstract
Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of death in most industrialized countries. Therefore, finding ways to reduce the mortality of cardiovascular disease remains an important public health goal. This review deals with medicinal plants possessing cardioprotective and cardiotonic activity. This review work explains chemical and pharmacological status of various cardioprotective plants including phytoconstituents responsible for cardioprotection, extract employed, dosage, pharmacological screening model and mechanism involved in cardioprotection. This review work definitely potentiates the work on cardioprotective plants.
Vikrant Arya* and Vivek Kumar Gupta
Department of Pharmacognosy, Amar Shaheed Baba Ajit Singh Jujhar Singh Memorial Post Graduate College of Pharmacy, Bela, Ropar, Punjab, India
08 February, 2011
24 March, 2011
18 April, 2011
01 May, 2011