A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE PHARMACOLOGICAL POTENTIAL OF ARISTOLOCHIA LONGA LINN.
*Sumyyah Hasina Sana
Zarawand Taweel (Aristolochia longa Linn.) is an important medicinal plant in Unani system of medicine. It belongs to the family Aristolochiaceae. Roots are the most important part of the plant for the medicinal purpose. The present article gives an account of updated information on its pharmacological properties. The review reveals that wide numbers of phytochemical constituents have been isolated from the plant which are responsible for its pharmacological properties. This plant is widely used in many diseases and is considered as one of the best antidote as well as drug in promoting uterine contractions.
Keywords: Zarawand Taweel, Aristolochia longa Linn., Unani medicine, pharmacological properties.
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