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PLANT REVIEW
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 172-178

Argyreia speciosa (Linn. f.) sweet: A comprehensive review


Department of Pharmacology, A.R. College of Pharmacy and G.H. Patel Institute of Pharmacy, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India

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V J Galani
Department of Pharmacology, A.R. College of Pharmacy & G.H. Patel Institute of Pharmacy, Vallabh Vidyanagar - 388 120, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-7847.70913

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Argyreia speciosa (Linn. f.) Sweet is a popular Indian medicinal plant, which has long been used in traditional Ayurvedic Indian medicine for various diseases. This plant is pharmacologically studied for nootropic, aphrodisiac, immunomodulatory, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antihyperglycemic, antidiarrheal, antimicrobial, antiviral, nematicidal, antiulcer, anticonvulsant, analgesic and central nervous depressant activities. A wide range of phytochemical constituents have been isolated from this plant. A comprehensive account of the morphology, phytochemical constituents and pharmacological activities reported are included in view of the many recent findings of importance on this plant.


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