Journal of
Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy

  • Abbreviation: J. Pharmacognosy Phytother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2502
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 223

Full Length Research Paper

Argyreia speciosa Linn. f. : Phytochemistry, pharmacognosy and pharmacological studies

Ashish J. Modi*, S. S. Khadabadi, U. A. Deokate, I. A. Farooqui, S. L. Deore, M. R. Gangwani
1Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Government College of Pharmacy, Kathora Naka, Amravati-444604. (M. S.), India. 2Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Government College of Pharmacy, Kathora Naka, Amravati-444604. (M. S.), India.
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  •  Accepted: 21 January 2010
  •  Published: 30 April 2010

Abstract

Many herbal remedies have been employed in various medical systems for the treatment and management of different diseases. The plant, Argyreia speciosa Linn.f. (Syn: Argyreia nervosa) belongs to family convolvulaceae has been used in different system of traditional medication for the treatment of diseases and ailments of human beings. It is reported to contain various alkaloids, glycosides, falconoid glycoside and steroids. It has been reported as antimicrobial, antidiarrhoeal, hepatoprotective, nootropic, anticonvulsant, central nervous system, hypoglycemic, antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, nematicidal, aphordiasic, immunomodulatory, analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity. Many isolated constituents from A. speciosa lack the reports of pharmacological activities, which support its further pharmacological studies.

 

Key words: Argyreia speciosa, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, traditional uses.