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A Review on Phytopharmacological Activities of Operculina Turpethum


Ghosh, S., Umamaheswari, S., Uma Maheswara Reddy, C.

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Secondary metabolites from natural sources play a crucial role in the treatment of various ailments. Traditionally Operculina turpethum has been used to treat gastrointestinal disturbances and asthma. Therapeutically the plant has activity against tumor, tuberculosis, malaria etc. In the present review aim is to search literatures for the phytochemical analysis and pharmacological activities of Operculina turpethum stem and roots. The compiled data may be helpful for the researchers to focus on the priority areas of research yet to be discovered. Complete information about the book has been collected from various books, journals and Ayurvedic texts of the last 10 years. Pharmacological and phytochemical particulars of the plant were extracted from various published reports focusing on the safety profile of the plant. This review concludes various phytoconstituents isolated so far and the various pharmacological activities reported from the roots and stem of Operculina Turpethum.


Operculina Turpethum, Convolulaceae, Pharmacology, Phytochemical Analysis

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Ghosh, S., Umamaheswari, S., Uma Maheswara Reddy, C. (2016). A Review on Phytopharmacological Activities of Operculina Turpethum, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 5(2), 82-86.

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