A REVIEW ON: ENHYDRA FLUTUANS LOUR WITH ITS PHARMACOLOGICAL APPLICATION
Himanshu C. Chaudhari*, Vishakha G. Patil and Kiran P. Patil
Enhydra Fluctuans Lour a medicinal plant commonly known as halencha belonging to family asteraceae. It played an important role since ancient times in treating various kinds of diseases. It enlarging great important for its therapeutic potential. Enhydra Fluctuans is one such plant which is semiaquatic herbaceous vegetable plant with serrate leaves which is available abundantly in India especially in the North Estern states. It has immense potential as medicinal plant and also has many benefiacial effect. The leaves are slightly bitter, cure inflammation, skin diseases, laxatives, bronchitis, leucoderma, billiousness and good in small pox. It also reported having anticancer, antioxidant, antidiabetic, antidiarrheal, hepatoprotective even neuropharmaco-logical effect. These acivities can be attributed mainly to presence of phytochemicals such as flavonoid, alkaloid, saponins, tannins, phenols, and carbohydrates and nutritional value including βcarotene, enhydrin, and so on. This review aims at compling the potential benefits of Enhydra Fluctuans Lour based on its pharmacological activity.
Keywords: Enhydra Fluctuans, Pharmacological activity, Phytochemical, Anticancer, Flavonoid.
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