Review Article | Volume : 2 Issue : 1, January 2012

Phytopharmacological review on Acanthospermum hispidum

Anup K Chakraborty Amit V Gaikwad Karuna B Singh   

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Acanthospermum Hispidum (Family:Asteraceae) is an annual plant which is native to tropical America. This plant is cited as a weed in cotton culture in Brazil, and it is also used as a medicinal plant. The leaves and flowering tops of the plant have antimicrobial activity. The ethanolic extract of leaves and flowering tops gives activities against wide range of pathogenic bacteria. Crushed herb is use in the form of the paste to treat the skin aliments and leaf juice is used to relieve the fever. A scrutiny of the literature revealed some notable pharmacological activities of the drug like antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, anthelmentic, immunomodulator, abortifacient, antitrypanosomal and antileshmanial. The present review is an attempt to highlight the various ethnobotanical and traditional uses as well as the various phytochemical and pharmacological reports on Acanthospermum Hispidum.

Keyword:     Acanthospermum Hispidum hydroalcoholic phytopharmacological ethnobotanical

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