A Pharmacological and Phytochemical Based Review on Uraria lagopodoides (L.) DC


Department of Pharmacognosy, Hindu College of Pharmacy, Amravati Road, Guntur ñ 522002, A.P., India
Uraria lagopodoides (L.) DC (Leguminosae) have been using as a traditional medicinal plant in Bangladesh, India, Africa and other countries in the world and it plays an important role in treating diseases. It is a trailing perennial herb and flowering occurs usually from May to September. Pharmacological and phytochemical literature survey on U. lagopodoides revealed the presence of flavonoids, glycosides, reducing sugars and phenolic components; therapeutic uses like cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory, anti-implantation, abortifacient, analgesic, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant activities. This review may help the researchers who were involved in the field of ethnopharmacology.
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