DEMYSTIFYING THE ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANT MORINDA PUBESCENS WITH ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL, PHYTOCHEMICAL, AND PHARMACOTOXICOLOGICAL EVIDENCE


J. V. Dhivya, K. S. Santhy

Abstract


Indian plants have been the predominant source of medicines throughout the vast majority of human history. For centuries, indigenous Indian cultures have used herbal medicine traditionally to treat a myriad of maladies. One of the most versatile and infrequent concerning its phytochemistry and pharmacology is Morinda pubescens (M. pubescens) plant discovered by J. E. Smith. Interest in this plant has been renewed in recent years, first from its identification as a chemopreventive agent for wound healing, cancers and subsequently from reports that it has phytocompounds contributing to antimicrobial, antioxidant, hepatoprotective and plant growth stimulatory effects. Although skepticism concerning its standardization, a growing body of in vivo evidence indicates that M. pubescens plant has protective effects in rodent models of stress and disease. In this comprehensive review, the ethnomedicinal reports on the M. pubescens plant demystified with both in vitro and in vivo shreds of evidence which would be further tempting to reveal the book buried facts of this traditional medicine through modern scientific approach. In the knowledge of our literature survey, this is the first review to be done on the M. pubescens plant from overall Tamil Nadu.


Keywords


Morinda pubescens, Traditional use, Phytochemistry, Therapeutic values, Ethnomedicinal plant

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Title

DEMYSTIFYING THE ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANT MORINDA PUBESCENS WITH ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL, PHYTOCHEMICAL, AND PHARMACOTOXICOLOGICAL EVIDENCE

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Life Sciences

Keywords

Morinda pubescens, Traditional use, Phytochemistry, Therapeutic values, Ethnomedicinal plant

DOI

10.22159/jcr.2018v5i5.28010

Date

15-09-2018

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Journal of Critical Reviews
Vol 5, Issue 5 (Sep-Oct), 2018 Page: 1-6

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2394-5125

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J. V. Dhivya
Department of Zoology, Avinashilingam Institute For Home Science and Higher Education For Women, Coimbatore 641043, India
India

K. S. Santhy
Department of Zoology, Avinashilingam Institute For Home Science and Higher Education For Women, Coimbatore 641043, India


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