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Abstract

A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF VERNONIA ANTHELMINTICA AND CORALLOCARPUS EPIGAEUS

Kishor A. Kothawade 1* and Dr. A.R. Siddiqui2

1. Y.B.Chavan College of Pharmacy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

2. Bhagwan College of Pharmacy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

ABSTRACT

Medicinal plants have played an essential role in the development of human culture. Medicinal plants have been used in virtually all cultures as a source of medicine. Assurance of the safety, quality, and efficacy of medicinal plants and herbal products has now become a key issue in developing countries. The aim of this review is to analyze published data on the pharmacological profile of plants, Vernonia anthelmintica and Corallocarpus epigaeus. The major scientific databases including Science direct, Cab direct, CeRA, Proquest and Google Scholar were queried for information on Vernonia anthelmintica and Corallocarpus epigaeus using various keyword combinations. Vernonia anthelmintica Wild (Compositae) has been used for curing asthma, inflammatory swellings, sores, and itching of the eyes, while rhizomes of Corallocarpus epigaeus (Cucurbitaceae) is especially useful in syphilitic cases, old venereal complaints, chronic dysentery and snake bite. Medicinal plants are resources of traditional medicines and many of the modern medicines are produced indirectly from plants. This study illustrates the folkare medicinal uses and current pharmacological profile of Vernonia anthelmintica and Corallocarpus epigaeus. This will help to learn the information related to these plants and to propose future research priorities.

Keywords: Vernonia anthelmintica, Corallocarpus epigaeus, Pharmacological activity


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