Mucuna pruriens Linn. - A Comprehensive Review

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2007,1,1,157-162.
Published:January 2007
Type:Plant Review
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Sathiyanarayanan.L* and Arulmozhi.S1

*Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, The Oxford College of Pharmacy, JP nagar, Bangalore-560 078, Karnataka, India.

1Department of Pharmacology, KLES’s College of Pharmacy, Rajaji nagar, Bangalore-560 010, Karnataka, India.

Abstract:

Mucuna pruriens Linn. is a popular Indian medicinal plant, which has long been used, in traditional Ayurvedic Indian medicine for diseases including parkinsonism. This plant is pharmacologically studied for various activities like antidiabetic, aphrodisiac, antineoplastic, antiepileptic, antimicrobial activities etc., A wide range of phytochemical constituents has been isolated from this plant. A comprehensive account of the morphology, phytochemical constituents, traditional uses, pharmacological activities and analytical methods reported, are included in view of the many recent findings of importance on this plant.