Volume No. :   12

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2020

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Pharmacological actions of Tridax procumbens L.: A Scientific Review



Address:   Mr. Avinash B. Thalkari1, Mr. Pawan N. Karwa2, Ms. Pallavi S. Shinde2, Chandrakant S. Gawli2, Priyanka S. Chopane2
1Vasant Pharmacy College, Kaij-431517, Maharashtra.
2.Gurukrupa Institute of Pharmacy (Degree), Near Chatrapatthi Sugar Factory, NH- 222 Gadi Road, Majalgaon-431131, Maharashtra.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0975-4385.2020.00006.0

ABSTRACT:
Tridax procumbens L. (Asteraceae) is. known for several potential therapeutic activ'ities like antiviral, antibiotic efficacies, wound healing activity, insecticidal and anti-int'lammatory activity. The medicinal plants are the rich sources of natural remedies to treat the pathogenic and other diseases. Plant Tridax procumbens belongs to family Asteraceae one off. Plant is native of tropical America and naturalized in tropical Africa, Asia, and Australia. Local people known it as “Ghamara”, in English popularly called ‘coat buttons’ and is dispensed for “Bhringraj” by some of the practitioners of Ayurveda. The phytochemical screening revealed the presence of alkaloids, carotenoids, flavonoids (catechin and flavones), fumeric acid, fl-sitosterol, saponins and tannins. It is richly endowed with carotenoids, saponins, oleanolic acid and ions like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and selenium. The extracts of Tridax procumbens have been used as indigenous medicine for a variety of ailments. It has been extensively used in Indian traditional medicine for wound healing, as anticoagulant, antifungal and insect repellent, in diarrhea and dysentery.
KEYWORDS:
Therapeutic, traditional, pharmacology, Tridax procumbens Biological activity Plant extract Medicinal plants.
Cite:
Mr. Avinash B. Thalkari, Mr. Pawan N. Karwa, Ms. Pallavi S. Shinde, Chandrakant S. Gawli, Priyanka S. Chopane. Pharmacological actions of Tridax procumbens L.: A Scientific Review. Res. J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochem. 2020; 12(1):. 27-30.
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