PAEDERIA FOETIDA LINN: PHYTOCHEMISTRY, PHARMACOLOGICAL AND TRADITIONAL USESAbstract
Paederia foetida (Skunk vine) an indigenous plant belongs to family Rubiaceae. The plant is having a broad spectrum of use as in treatment of ailments like hepatic disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, constipation, diabetes, coughs, asthma, itches, wounds, stomachache, diarrhoea, dysentery, pain, typhoid, pneumonia, toothache, cancer, flatulency, body ache, and bone fractures etc. Literature data reveals the presence of asperuloside, paederosidic acid, phenolic compounds, alkaloid, volatile oil, sitosterols, stigmasterol, campesterol, ellagic acid, lignans, iridoids, methylinedioxy compound, tannins, triterpenoids, urosil acid, epifriedelinol and found to have anti-ulcer, anti-diarrhoeal, anti-hyperglycemic, antioxidant, antitussive, anthelmintic, hepatoprotective activity. This review target at gathering the research work undertaken till date on this plant in order to provide sufficient baseline information for future works and commercial exploitation.
Rajesh Kumar Soni*, Raghuveer Irchhaiya, Vihangesh Dixit and Shashi Alok
Research Scholar, Department of Pharmacognosy, Institute of Pharmacy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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13 October, 2013
25 November, 2013
01 December 2013