MEDICINALLY IMPORTANT PLANT CLEOME GYNANDRA: A PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL EXPLANATION


Partha Pradip Adhikari, Satya Bhusan Paul

Abstract


 

 Cleome genus includes 601 plant species from the family Cleomaceae. Of more than 600 plants, 206 (34.3%) plants are having accepted species names. Cleome gynandra Linn. is a well-known medicinal plant with traditional and pharmacological importance. A good number of secondary plant metabolites have also been isolated from different parts of C. gynandra. Our investigation confirms two mutant varieties of C. gynandra exists in India. Accordingly, the objective of this study was designed to critically evaluate the pharmacological and phytochemical evaluation of C. gynandra of two mutant variety, to provide a consolidated platform for research potential of both the mutant varieties of C. gynandra. Careful scrutiny reveals that the plant possesses a huge range pharmacological applications, such as anti-inflammatory, free radical scavenging, anticancerous, immunomodulator, and antidiabetic agents. To arrive its pharmacological importance the published papers also shown an enormous amount of phytochemicals endorsement. Scientific perusal reveals different parts of the plant has an immense medicinal importance which proofs its traditional use round the glove. But in North-Eastern region of India, the same plant abundantly found in pink mutant variety. To date, there is not much research investigation for this mutant variety to validate its pharmacological importance. Therefore, research needs to scrutinize and compare the medicinal claims of the pink mutant variety in the bio-diverse region of North-East India.


Keywords


Cleomaceae, Cleome gynandra Linn., Pharmacological, Phytochemicals, Pink mutant variety.

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Title

MEDICINALLY IMPORTANT PLANT CLEOME GYNANDRA: A PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL EXPLANATION

Keywords

Cleomaceae, Cleome gynandra Linn., Pharmacological, Phytochemicals, Pink mutant variety.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i1.22037

Date

01-01-2018

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Issue 1 January 2018 Page: 21-29

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0974-2441

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2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Partha Pradip Adhikari
Genoine Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.Subhash Nagar, Karimganj - 788710, Assam, India
India

Satya Bhusan Paul
Department of Chemistry, Assam University, Silchar-788011, India


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