A REVIEW ON GALINSOGA PARVIFLORA
K. Sravanthi*, R. B. Desi Reddy, Sk. Firadose, V. Showjanya, Yanthungbeni T. Humtsoe and Y. Mounika
Galinsoga parviflora an annual dicot species of the family Asteraceae, is a common herb that is often found in distributed habituates and agricultural areas in many parts of the temperate and subtropical regions of the world .It is a native of tropical America and its centre of origin is consider to be the mountainous area of Mesoamerica (Mexico and central America). These are erect and 20-80cm tall depending on growth conditions. It is self fertile plants; it contains various chemical constituents like Apigenin 7-beta-D-glucoside, Luteolin 7 –beta-D-glucopyranoside, Uracil, Fumeric acid, phytol, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, and 7-hydroxy-beta-sitosterol etc….and 48 volatile oils in various parts of the plant. It has significant activities like hepatoprotective effect, hypoglycemic effect, cytotoxic activity, antioxidant activity, antimicrobial activity. This review articles is a documented information on different aspects of Galinsoga parviflora pharmacological properties and highlights the need for research and their potential development.
Keywords: Galinsoga parviflora, Asteraceae, chemical constituents, volatile oil, antioxidant activity, antimicrobial activity.
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