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Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Vitex negundo Linn; a Review on Its Ethnobotany, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile

Address:   AK Meena1, Uttam S Niranjan2*, AK Yadav2, Brijendra Singh2, AK Nagaria2, A Gaurav2 and MM Rao1
1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala – 147001, Punjab, (India).
2School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shobhit University, Meerut, UP, (India).
*Corresponding Author

Vitex negundo Linn. is an large shrubs or small trees which is used in several traditional medicines to cure various diseases. This shrub has been known to posses hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antifungal activity. A wide range of chemical compounds including polyphenolic, terpenoids , glycosidic iridoids and alkaloids are present in this shrubs. Vitegnoside, negundoside, agunside, 5,3-dihydroxy-7,8,4-trimethoxy flavanone, 7,8-dimethyl herbacetin 3-rhamnoside etc. have been isolated from this plant. The presented review summarizes the information concerning the botany, ethnopharmacology, phytpchemistry, biological activity and toxicity of the Vitex negundo shrubs.
Vitex negundo Linn, antioxidant, phytpchemistry, anti-inflammatory, toxicity.
AK Meena, Uttam S Niranjan, AK Yadav, Brijendra Singh, AK Nagaria, A Gaurav, MM Rao. Vitex negundo Linn; a Review on Its Ethnobotany, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2010; 2(2): 122-128.
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