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Detail Study on Boerhaavia Diffusa Plant for Its Medicinal Importance- A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore-560 034, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore-560 034, INDIA
  • 3 Department of Phytochemistry, Natural Remedies Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, INDIA

Res. J. of Pharmaceutical Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 28-36, September,30 (2012)


Boerhaavia diffusa is one of the renowned medicinal plants used to treat large number of human ailments as mentioned in Ayurveda, Charaka Samhita, and Sushrita Samhita. The Plant in whole or its peculiar parts (Aerial parts and Roots) have a numerous medicinal properties and are used by endemic and tribal people in India and Unani medicine in Arab countries to show Anti-bacterial, Anti-nociceptive, hepato-protective, hypo-glycemic, anti-proliferative, anti-estrogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-stressand anti-metastatic activities and also in treatment of stress, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, inflammation, jaundice. Various phytochemical, pharmacological, experimental and clinical investigations are done on Boerhaavia diffusa by many scientist, researchers etc., to clearly understand the ancient Ayurvedic, Endemic and tribal usage of Boerhaavia diffusa. This paper includes the evidence-based overview of pharmacological and phytochemical properties of the aerial parts and the roots of Boerhaavia diffusa, which may be helpful to establish a standard natural drug for further research.


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