PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL STUDY OF SAUSSUREA LAPPA CLARKE: A REVIEW
Gajendra P. Choudhary
India is one of the richest floristic regions of the world and has been a source of plants and their products since antiquity and man uses them in different ways according to his needs, particularly as food or as medicine. Saussurea lappa Clarke. (Compositae) commonly known as Qust-e-shireen is a long, erect herb found mostly in Northern mountainous regions of Pakistan and India In the present study, a review has been done on Saussurea lappa, Clarke. extensively for treating a variety of ailments in various system of indigenous medicine. The present review concluded that Saussrea lappa has various pharmacological activities such as hepatoprotective activity, antibacterial, antiinflammtory activity and many more.
Keywords: Saussurea lappa , Costunolide, Dihydrocostunolide Anti epileptic activity, Antiinflammatory activity, Antiulcerogenic acitivity,Cytotoxic Activity,Hepatoprotective Activity.
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