Review Article | Volume : 1 Issue : 2, April 2011

Sida cordifolia (Linn) " An overview

Ankit Jain Shreya Choubey P.K.Singour H. Rajak R.S. Pawar   

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Our world is fulfilled by various medicinal plants which are widely have been used in treatment of various diseases since ancient time. Medicinal plants still play an important role in emerging and developing countries. They also generate income to people of many Asian countries who can earn their livelihood from selling collected materials from the forest or by cultivating on their farms. Thus the medicinal plants constitute very important rational resources. In India plants have been trditionally used for human and veterinary health care needs. This reflects that medicinal plant and their products have taken an increasing demand. Herbs are staging a comeback and herbal ‘renaissance’ is happening all over the globe. The herbal products today symbolize safety in contrast to the synthetics that are regarded as unsafe to human and environment. Although herbs had been priced for their medicinal, flavoring and aromatic qualities. Malvaceae, commonly known as Bala, is an Ayurvedic medicine that is used to treat bronchial asthma, cold and flu, chills, lack of perspiration, head ache, nasal congestion, aching joints and bones, cough and wheezing, and edema. The root infusion is given in nervous and urinary diseases and also in disorders of the blood and bile. Sida cordifolia has been reported to posess analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoglycemic activities as well as hepatoprotective activity. Traditionally the plant Sida cordifolia (linn) syn has been used as CNS depressant, fat lose, analgesics, anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, hepatoprotectiv. Presence of ephedrine has highlighted the utility of this plant .various ayurvadic preparation of this plant used in asthma diseases, fat lose and increase energy, Oil preparation is also cure pain, swelling disorder, and Gritha cures Heart diseases. This plant has great potential to develop the Ayurvedic, modern medicine and athletic supplements by pharmaceutical industries. The present review is highlights the traditional uses, Ayurvedic preparation,chemical constituents and pharmacological properties of Sida cordifolia (linn) syn. Country Mallow.

Keyword:     Sida cordifolia Ephedrine Ayurveda weight loss analgesic.

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