Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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A Review on Medicinal Uses and Pharmacological Effects of Cleome viscosa

Address:   Lenkalapally Matsyagiri*, Kommu Sudhakar, Takkadpelliwar Santoshi, Masna Nagarjuna and N. L. Gowrishankar
Swami Vivekananda Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vangapally, Yadagirigutta, Nalgonda-508286, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Cleome viscose or sticky cleome is a small, erect profusely branched annual herb. It is widely distributed around villages and in waste places, fallow fields and avenues, flowers appear as yellow color, in axillary or terminal racemes. The whole plant and its parts (leaves, seeds, and roots) are widely used in traditional and folkloric systems of medicine. Various parts of cleome viscosa used as traditional folk medicines for the treatment of helmintic infections, joint pains as rubifacient, vesicant, sudoprific. The research work has done on antipyretic, anticonvulsant, hepatoprotective, analgesic, psychopharmacological, antidiarrheal, anthelmintic, antiseptic, carminative, and antiscorbutic, sudoprific, febrifuge, and cardiac stimulant. Cleome viscosa mainly contain number of elements like nitrogen, potassium, phosphorous, calcium, iron manganese, zinc, sodium, chloride, magnesium, copper, boron, silicon and nutritional vitamin like vitamin C, source of flavonoids, anthraquinone glycosides, phenolic compounds, tannins, steroids, glycosides, fatty acids (linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid) beta carotene, saponins, coumarin lignanes are found to be responsible for several of its pharmacological; effects. This present review is, therefore, an effort to give detailed evidence based information regarding the pharmacological effects of the plant.
Cleome viscosa. Medicinal uses, pharmacological effects, photochemistry.
Lenkalapally Matsyagiri, Kommu Sudhakar, Takkadpelliwar Santoshi, Masna Nagarjuna , N. L. Gowrishankar. A Review on Medicinal Uses and Pharmacological Effects of Cleome viscosa. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2012; 4(1): 44-48.
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