Review Article | Volume: 3, Issue: 1, January, 2013

Chemotherapeutic potential of Boerhaavia diffusa Linn: A review

M. Salman Khan Irfan A. Ansari Saheem Ahmad Firoz Akhter Arshya Hashim A. K. Srivastava   

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Published:  Jan 28, 2013

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2013.30126
Abstract

Boerhaavia diffusa Linn. has been shown to exhibit a wide range of medicinal properties for the treatment of diabetes, inflammation, stress, hepatotoxicity, jaundice and heart failure. The extraordinary antioxidant, hepatoprotective, antibiotic, antidiabetic and anticarcinogenic properties of B. diffusa have attracted pioneers in the field of science and medicine. Moreover, the therapeutic importance of this plant, which is due to presence of polyphenols and flavanoids, makes this plant medically more important to be exploited by clinicians and scientists to gain more insight into its biological and medicinal properties. The present review on B. diffusa focuses over the chemical compositions and its ethno-medicinal uses, linked from ancient times to the present with a scope of development in future. Furthermore, a recent update on mechanistic approaches of B. diffusa has also been discussed, which could be helpful for the researchers working in this field. Eventually, based on its antioxidant and antidiabetic characteristics, it is hypothesized that B. diffusa might exhibit antiglycating properties as well.


Keyword:     B. diffusa antidiabetic antiglycating antioxidant anticarcinogenic immunomodulatory.


Citation:

M. Salman Khan, Irfan A. Ansari, Saheem Ahmad, Firoz Akhter, Arshya Hashim, A. K. Srivastava., Chemotherapeutic potential of Boerhaavia diffusa Linn: A review. J App Pharm Sci. 2013; 3 (01): 133-139.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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