A REVIEW ON MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF BLUMEA LACERA
Hira Moid*, Najmeen Nisha, Anil Kumar and Neda Fatima
Online databases such as Pub Med, Google Scholar, and online publications on medicinal plants were exhaustively explored to learn about the ethno medicinal, phytochemical, and pharmacological profiles of the plant in order to establish the justification for ethno pharmacological usage. These sources were examined in light of the many medical applications among remote ethnic populations in various Indian locations. Chemical and biological activity have supported the use of ethno medicine. On the basis of the reported research work, an effort is made to evaluate the validity and authenticity of herbal drugs. It is challenging to verify its application because of the lack of phytochemical, pharmacological, and clinical trials research. According to the author, there is an urgent need to concentrate on further research of this plant given its therapeutic potential. Earlier accounts of ethnobotanical work provide support for the usage of Blumea lacera. The functions of B. lacera as an anxiety reducer and an antidepressant, however, are not fully understood. Therefore, the current study seeks to investigate the potential bioactive metabolites and functions of B. lacera methanol leaf extract in reducing anxiety and depression by various experimental and computer-aided methodologies.
Keywords: Blumea lacera, Herbal medicine, Phytochemical, Antipyretic, Asteraceae, Antidepressant.
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