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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 100-106  

A review: Ethnobotanical survey of genus Leucas

1 Department of Pharma-analysis and Quality assurance, Gayatri College of Pharmacy, Jamadarpali, Sambalpur, India
2 Department of Pharmchemistry, Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Berhampur, India
3 Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha, India

Date of Submission12-Apr-2012
Date of Decision16-May-2012
Date of Web Publication23-Aug-2012

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Surya Narayan Das
Gayatri College of Pharmacy, Jamadarpali, Sambalpur, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-7847.99943

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Plants of genus Leucas (Lamiaceae) are widely distributed throughout Asia, Africa, and India. The plant is used in traditional medicine to cure many diseases such as cough, cold, diarrhea, and inflammatory skin disorder. A variety of phytoconstituents have been isolated from the Leucas species, which include lignans, flavonoids, coumarins, steroids, terpenes, fatty acids, and aliphatic long-chain compounds. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-diarrheal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and insecticidal activities have been reported in the extracts of these plants and their phytoconstituents. An overview of the ethnobotanical, phytochemical, and pharmacological investigations on the Leucas species is presented in this review.

Keywords: Bioactive constituents, ethno medical information, Leucas

How to cite this article:
Das SN, Patro VJ, Dinda SC. A review: Ethnobotanical survey of genus Leucas. Phcog Rev 2012;6:100-6

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Das SN, Patro VJ, Dinda SC. A review: Ethnobotanical survey of genus Leucas. Phcog Rev [serial online] 2012 [cited 2015 Nov 29];6:100-6. Available from: http://www.phcogrev.com/text.asp?2012/6/12/100/99943

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