THE POSSIBLE USE OF BIDENS PILOSA IN THE FIELD OF PHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH
*Nittan Kumar, Nadeem Khan and Dr. Vichitra Kaushik
Bidens pilosa is the common name for an annual plant that is native to the humid forests of Central America. Historically, many different civilizations have used the edible herb Bidens pilosa L. as a therapy for a broad variety of illnesses. All of the plant's biologically active components have been successfully isolated by the research community and characterised. Polyacetylenes and flavonoids make up a significant component of these substances. Studies of B. pilosa using pharmacognosy and phytochemistry have uncovered bioactive chemicals. Some examples of these compounds are terpenes, essential oils, tannins, polysaccharides, phenols, amino acids, and ascorbic acid. Diseases of the respiratory system are among those that benefit from the ingestion of these herbs in the form of decoctions, teas, or juice preparations. Based on a review of published literary sources, this investigation seeks to provide comprehensive data on the chemical components, biological and pharmaceutical effects, and toxicity of this plant. Preparations, extracts, and isolated chemicals from this plant have been shown to have a broad range of therapeutic benefits, including those against malaria, allergies, hypertension, inflammation, diabetes, bacteria, and fungi. Infected wounds and burns may also be treated topically using a poultice produced from juice mixtures. The benefits of the weed may exceed the threats it causes to the environment, despite the fact that it is designated an invasive species in many nations. As a result of its potential therapeutic effects, some individuals may choose to utilise this herb in place of, or in addition to, more traditional medical therapies.
Keywords: Bidens Pilosa, phytochemicals, flavonoids, polyacetylenes, phenolic compounds, pharmacology.
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