PHYTOCHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF VITEX NEGUNDO LINN: A REVIEWAbstract
Vitex negundo Linn. belong to family Verbenaceae. It is an important medicinal plant.Literaturesurvey of V. negundo revealed the presence of different classes of natural products including essential oil,triterpenes, diterpenes, sesquiterpenes, lignan, flavonoids,flavones glycosides, iridoid glycosides, and stilbene derivative. The plant is traditionally reported for its use for the treatment of cough, asthma, fever, eye disease, inflammation, intestinal worms, skin diseases, nervous disorders, leprosy and rheumatism. Roots are tonic, anodyne, febrifuge, bechic, expectorant and diuretic. This review is short review of last two years reporting the natural products isolated and biological potential of Vitex negundo Linn.
Zahoor Ullah*, Riaz Ullah , Azhar-ul-Haq Ali Shah , Ijaz Ahmad and Sajjad Haider
Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, P.O BOX 800, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
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