LEPIDAGATHIS CRISTATA WILLD.(ACANTHACEAE): A REVIEW OF ITS PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES

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M. N. Abubacker Kamala Devi . P

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Medicinal plants are meritoriously used in traditional medicines for centuries. The present review aims at gathering vast pharmacological applications of Lepidagathis cristata,Willd (Acanthaceae) a multipurpose medicinal plant. Traditionally this herb is used for the treatment of fever, eczema, psoriasis, epilepsy, skin abscess, burns, mouth ulcer, snake bites, wounds, skin itching and other skin diseases. The present article highlights the phytochemical screening and pharmacological properties such as antimicrobial, hypoglycaemic, antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, immunesuppressive and wound healing. Taking great concern of the useful benefits of the plant it can be used as safe drug for mankind.

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ABUBACKER, M. N.; P, Kamala Devi .. LEPIDAGATHIS CRISTATA WILLD.(ACANTHACEAE): A REVIEW OF ITS PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 5, may 2017. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/1047>. Date accessed: 29 jan. 2023.
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