THERAPEUTIC AND PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFICACY OF PLANT BOERHAAVIA DIFFUSA – A REVIEW

Authors

  • VIDHYA REKHA U. Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Chennai-600100, India
  • BHUMINATHAN S. Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Chennai-600100, India
  • M. REKHA Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, RVS Dental College and Hospital, Kannampalayam, Sulur, Coimbatore-641402, India
  • NANDHINI MS Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Chrompet, Chennai-600044, India
  • RAVI SHANKAR Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rajas Dental College and Hospital, Kavalkinaru, Tirunelveli District, Tamilnadu, Indi

Keywords:

Medicinal plant, Boerhaavia diffusa, Therapeutic effects

Abstract

Introduction Boerhavia diffusa (BD) is a herb of rasayana type according to ayurvedic statements. It is considered to offer anti-aging, anti-disease, and life-strengthening qualities. Diffusa Boerhaavia Linn. contains a wide variety of therapeutic qualities that have been demonstrated to be beneficial in the treatment of hyperglycemia, inflammation, anxiety, hepatotoxicity, jaundice, and heart problems.

Objective: Here, we focus on the chemical composition and ethno-medicinal uses of B. diffusa that extend back to ancient times, as well as their future development.

Properties: B. diffusa's exceptional antioxidant, hepatoprotective, antibacterial, anti-diabetic, and anticarcinogenic capabilities have drawn pioneers in science and medicine. Additionally, this herb possesses medicinal properties, which is a result of the presence of polyphenols and flavanoids, creates it more vital for clinicians and scientists to exploit in order to obtain a better understanding of its biological and pharmacological capabilities.

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21-06-2022

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U., V. R., S., B., REKHA, M., MS, N., & SHANKAR, R. (2022). THERAPEUTIC AND PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFICACY OF PLANT BOERHAAVIA DIFFUSA – A REVIEW. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 14. Retrieved from https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijap/article/view/45549

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