PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROFILE OF BIOPHYTUM SENSITIVUM (L) DC


Anil Pawar, Niraj Vyawahare

Abstract


Biophytum sensitivum (L.) DC (Family: Oxalidaceae) is a medicinal plant widely used in the treatment of various health aliments throughout the world. The plant extract showed the presence of flavonoids, saponins, tannins, terpenes, steroids, amino acids, essential oil, polysaccharides and pectin. The plant has been extensively studied by various researchers for its biological activities and therapeutic potentials such as analgesic, anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antitumor, antidiabetic, antioxidant, antibacterial, antihypertensive, chemoprotective, radioprotective and antifertility. The present review is an effort to provide detailed information on folkloric uses, chemical compositions, pharmacological activities of the extracts and isolated compounds and safety profile of Biophytum sensitivum for further research studies.

 


Keywords


Amentoflavone, Biophytum sensitivum, Oxalidaceae.

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Title

PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROFILE OF BIOPHYTUM SENSITIVUM (L) DC

Keywords

Amentoflavone, Biophytum sensitivum, Oxalidaceae.

Date

20-10-2014

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International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol 6, Issue 11, 2014 Page: 18-22

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0975-1491

Authors & Affiliations

Anil Pawar
Research Scholar, Centre for Research and Development, PRIST University, Thanjavur, India. Department of Pharmacology, MAEER’s Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, S. No.: 124, M.I.T. Campus, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune-411038
India

Niraj Vyawahare
Dr. D. Y. Patil Pratishthan's, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Pharmacy, Akurdi, Pune
India


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