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Phytopharmacological Review on Crinum asiaticum: A Potential Medicinal Herb

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Bharat Sharma , Neeru Vasudeva* and Sunil Sharma   Pages 1 - 13 ( 13 )

Abstract:


Background: Herbs are used since ancient times for the treatment of various ailments. Once such herbs is Sudershan is widely used (Crinum asiaticum, family Amaryllidaceae), in traditional and Ayurvedic system of medicines in India, Honkong, Srilanka, China, Thailand and other countries due to its efficacy in curing and preventing of various diseases. Hence the compilation of the botanical, ethnomedical uses and phytoconstituents data will be of great benefits for mankind.

Method: The literature on the plant was collected from various databases viz. Web of Science, PubMed and Science Direct from 1935 to till present.

Results: The compiled data on the therapeutic efficacy and phytoconstituents nature of the plant gives an overview to the future researcher at a glance.

Conclusion: The data revealed the therapeutic effects viz. antimicrobial, anticancer, antioxidant, antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, anti-thrombotic, anti-HIV and hair growth promotion activities of the crude drug, fractions, isolated secondary metabolites by various analytical methods that can be useful in utilization for development and formulation of herbal preparation by future researcher.

Keywords:

Crinum asiaticum, Amaryllidaceae, traditional uses, chemical constituents, pharmacological activitie

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar -125001, Haryana, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar -125001, Haryana, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar -125001, Haryana



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