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PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF ACTIVE METABOLITES PRESENT IN EICHHORNIA CRASSIPES (MART.) SOLMS AND PISTIA STRATIOTES (L.): ROLE IN ETHANOMEDICINE
Faculty of Biotechnology, B. B. D. Government P. G. College, Chimanpura, Jaipur, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Natural products, such as plants extract, either as pure compounds or as standardized extracts, provide unlimited opportunities for new drug discoveries because of the unmatched availability of chemical diversity. In the last few decades there has been an increasing interest in the study of medicinal plants, as knowledge on ethnopharmacology, its holistic system approach, supported by the experiential base, can serve as an innovative and powerful discovery engine for newer, safer, and affordable medicines. This review is an attempt to assess the available scattered literatures and compile them under different categories in a systematic way, to provide the pharmaceutical prospective of genus Nymphaea. It is expected that many novelties will rapidly enlarge the current knowledge about genus Nymphaea, their constituents and corresponding pharmacological effects.
Keywords: Phytochemical screening, Steroid, neuroprotective, diuretic, Flavonoid, Eichhornia crassipes and Pistia stratiotes.
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