CLINICAL EVALUATION OF BOERHAAVIA DIFFUSA L EXTRACT OBTAINED FROM DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHICAL SOURCES
Saifuddin Kamfut Sani*, Vijender Singh and Vijeta Gupta
Boerhaavia diffusa, a ﬂowering plants which belong to family Nyctaginaceae. It exhibits an immense ethnopharmacological history and it is a reservoir of phytochemical stochastic therapeutic qualities. It is one of the oldest Asian medicines listed in Ayurveda as a possible cure for various diseases. The whole plant or its element (aerial components and roots) has many medicinal properties and is used for specific conditions by common and ethnic people, it is rich in glycosides, steroids, flavonoids and also contains various polyphenolic compounds. Boerhaavia diffusa has been studied with great interest in the field of phytochemistry and pharmacology because of its promising medicinal values, with various pre-clinical trials confirming the presence of activities like anti-inflammatory, immunostimulant, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, antifungal, anti-proliferative, antiestrogenic, analgesic, antibacterial, and other ethnopharmacological uses. Allopathic medicine is almost at the height of established research and advanced technology. Therefore, with the help of advanced research methodology, there is an urgent need to validate the principles and drugs used in the alternative medicine system, including herbal drugs. In summary, this review article provides updated information regarding the plant morphology, chemical compositions responsible for therapeutic values, traditional uses and its reported pharmacological properties, ethnopharmacological applications with a potential scope of development on Boerhaavia diffusa.
Keywords: Boerhaavia diffusa, Chemical Constituents, Ayurveda, ethnopharmacological activities.
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