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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

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

PMID: 23055635

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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.


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