Sat, 18 Nov 2017

A Complete Evaluation on Bougainvillea Glabra: Ethnomedical Information, Active Constituents and Pharmacological Actions

Rakam Gopi Krishna1 and Raja Sundararajan*2

1. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chaitanya College of Pharmacy Education and Research, Hanamkonda, Warangal. 506001. Telangana- State

2. GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam- 530045, Andhra Pradesh- State.


ABSTRACT

Indian medicinal plants are gaining popularity in treating several diseases. Due to the plants availability and less side effects people are showing more interest in Indian medicinal plants than other source of medications. The current review is a latest and wide-ranging analysis of ethnomedical information, pharmacological uses and phytoconstituents of Bougainvillea glabra. Traditionally, the plant is conveyed for the management of helminthiasis, diabetes and respiratory tract illnesses such as cough, cold & bronchitis. It has been proved several pharmacological activities like analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antidiabetic, antiulcer, antidiarrhoea and antilipidemic. Major phytoconstituents like terpenoid, carbohydrate, fatty acids and flavonoids have been reported in this plant. This helps in supporting the plant for future studies and uses on different disorders faced due to various reasons. Further investigation and research is still required for the plant to explore various medicinal properties.

Keywords:  Bougainvillea glabra, medicinal properties, phytoconstituents, antibacterial activity, uses.  


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