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Inventi Rapid: Ethnopharmacology
publication date: 2011/10/2

MORPHOLOGY, PHYTOCHEMISTRY & PHARMACOLOGICAL PROFILE OF BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA: A REVIEW.
                  Vivek V Paithankar*, Jugalkishor V Vyas, Sagar Y Rathod

ABSTRACT
Medicinal plants contributes an important group of non-wood forest products. Large number of the world population uses plants as a source of medicine as Home-Remedy for curative purpose on most of the Health Illness. India has been one of the leading country in the development and practice of indigenous systems of medicine, particularly Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. The pharmacological potential of Punarnava is mentioned in books like Ayurveda, Charaka Samhita, and Sushrita Samhita. Boerhaavia diffusa (Punarnava) is one of the most famous medicinal plants in the treatment of a large number of human ailments. This paper explains the evidence based information on the detail Morphology, Phytochemistry and Pharmacological activity of this plant. In most instants leaf, stem and root extracts has been used to study various activities of the drug. It has many ethno botanical uses (the leaves are used as vegetable, analgesic, antioxidant, antidiabetic; the root juice is used to cure asthma, urinary disorders, leucorrhea, rheumatism, and encephalitis, immunomodulation, heapatoprotective), and many pharmacological potential of drug has been evaluated.

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Vivek V Paithankar*, Jugalkishor V Vyas, Sagar Y Rathod,  " MORPHOLOGY, PHYTOCHEMISTRY & PHARMACOLOGICAL PROFILE OF BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA: A REVIEW. ",  Inventi Rapid: Ethnopharmacology ,  Vol. 2011 , Article ID- " Inventi:pep/522/11 " 2011  [ cited 2014 Jul 29 ]  Available From  


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