A Review on Therapeutic Potential of Lygodium flexuosum Linn

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2012,6,12,107-114.
Published:August 2012
Type:Review Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Esha Yadav, Munesh Mani, Phool Chandra1, Neetu Sachan2, A. K. Ghosh

Departments of Pharmacognosy, 1Pharmacology and 2Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Institute of Foreign Trade and Management, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract:

From the centuries, herbal medicines are used to treat various diseases and now they had become an item of global importance, with both medicinal and economic implications. The demand of herbal medicine is being increasing day by day due to their safety and efficacy. Now herbals had taken over the allopathic system due to their less side effect and efficient working mechanism. Herbals are playing and pivotal role in increasing the economy of the country and had taken the nation on to the new path to achieve the goal of development. Lygodium flexuosum (Linn) Sw. is a fern found nearly throughout India up to an elevation of 1500 meter. It belongs to the family Lygodiaceae and widely used in treating various ailments like jaundice, dysmenorrhea, wound healing and eczema. It is the rich source of alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins and cumarin. The main constitute of the plant is lygodinolide which is mainly used in wound healing. In the present review an attempt had been made to explore different aspects of L. flexuosum.