THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL OF MARTYNIA ANNUA
Pushpa Prasad Gupta*, Jigyasa Latkar, Amit Roy, Shashikant Chandrakar, Akhilesh kumar, Shiv Bhardwaj, Jhakeshwar Prasad
India has a rich legacy of using medicinal plants. The knowledge of medicinal plants has been gathered within the course of the many centuries. Thousands of years a powerful number of modern drugs have been isolated from natural sources because nature has been a decent source of medicinal properties. In daily life diseases are treated by various medicinal plants for years altogether over the planet. Nature always stands as a golden mark to represent the outstanding phenomena of symbiosis Human diseases are treated by natural products from plant, animal and minerals. Martynia annua belongs to Martyniaceae is a crucial herbaceous annual medicinal herb found as a wild plant throughout India. It is commonly referred to as the Cat's claw or Devil’s claw. In spite of the very fact that the bulk of its parts are utilized as a neighbourhood of folklore and it's referred to as kakanasika in Ayurveda, fruits, seeds, roots and Leaves are the foremost vital parts which are utilized therapeutically. Martynia annua Linn is a folklore medicinal plant used to heal wounds and treat cancer, rheumatism, epilepsy, inflammation, sore throat, burns, itching, respiratory tract and skin diseases. It is commonly referred to as Bichchhu, utilized in epilepsy and applied locally to tuberculosis glands of camel’s neck. The juice of leaves is used as a gargle for sore throat, fruits used for inflammation, leaf paste has beneficial effect when applied to the bites of venomous insects and wounds of domestic animal.
Keywords: Martynia annua, Therapeutic effect, Pharmacological activities.
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