Nikunj B. Patel , Varsha J. Galani , and Bharatkumar G. Patel Nikunj B. Patel Department of Pharmacology, A. College of Pharmacy and G.
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Galani Department of Pharmacology, A. College of Pharmacy and G. Galani B. Patel Department of Pharmacology, A. Patel N. Varsha J. Galani, Department of Pharmacology, A. E-mail: moc. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Argyreia speciosa Linn. 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.
Medicinal herbs and plant extracts are now generally considered as effective medicines to be respected, appreciated and they play a major role in modern pharmacy. There has been an explosion of scientific information concerning plants, crude plant extracts and various substances from plants as medical agents during the last 20 to 30 years.
Although herbal medicine has existed since the dawn of time, our knowledge of how plants actually affect human physiology remains largely unexplored. Numbers of plants are claiming various medicinal uses and many researches are going on in this view. One such plant, Argyreia speciosa L. In this review a comprehensive account of the morphology, phytochemical constituents and pharmacological activities are included in view of the many recent findings of importance on this plant.
Hairs like small structures are seen over the stem of the plant. The leaves are wide, big and smooth at the top surface and have thin hair like structure on the lower surface. The flowers are bell shaped and purple to pink colored. The seeds of the plant are pale white and intoxicating in nature. It is strengthening in nature, treats cough and ama dosha and one of them reduces virility.
Argyreia Nervosa Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients
Due to the Antiaging effect, it slow downs the Aging process. It also provides a fairer complexion and rejuvenates the Skin. It has Digestive properties which strengthen the Digestive System of the body. Thus, it is a good cure to Indigestion. The Antibacterial content of this herb protects from Bacterial Attacks.
Habitat — Throughout India except in dry, western regions up to ft elevation, often cultivated. Parts used — Root and seeds. Morphological characteristics — Leaves ovate or cordate, up to 12 in. Flowers in cymes; bracts large, thin, veined, pubescent outside, glabrous inside, calyx white, tomentose outside; corolla funnel shaped, silky pubescent outside, tube somewhat inflated, rose-purple, about 2 in. Root cylindrical, 1 to 1.