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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 07 Dec 2018 | 10.20894/STET.116.011.002.003
Year : 2017 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 2 | Pages : 73-79

Phytochemical and pharmacological analysis of Lepidagathis cristata, Willd. (Acanthaceae) 

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Medicinal plants are expensive gift from nature to human. The use of plants and plant products as medicines could be
traced as far back as the beginning of human civilization. The earliest mention of medicinal use of plants in Hindu
culture is founds in “Rigveda”, which is said to have been written between 4500-1600 B.C. and is supposed to be the
oldest repository of human knowledge. The herbal medicines serve the health needs of about 80% of the world’s
population, especially for millions of people in the vast rural areas of developing countries; more than 65% of the
global population uses medicinal plants as a primary health care modality. India is one of the world’s 12 biodiversity
centers with the presence of over 45,000 different plant species. Of these, about 15,000 to 20,000 plants have immense
medicinal value. Everyday new inspiring information is being added to folklore medicine for the development of
drugs. The present study was carried out to determine the vast pharmacological applications of Lepidagathis cristata,
Willd (Acanthaceae), a multipurpose medicinal plant. Traditionally this herb is used for the treatment of fever, eczema,
psoriasis, epilepsy, skin abscess, burns, mouth ulcer, snake bites, wounds, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycaemic,
immunosuppressive, skin itching and other skin diseases. The present article highlights the phytochemical screening
and pharmacological properties of Lepidagathis cristata. Taking great concern of the useful benefits of the plant it can be
used as safe drug for mankind.

Keywords: Lepidagathis cristata, anti-inflammatory, analgesic , immunosuppressiv

Citation: *, ( 2017), Phytochemical and pharmacological analysis of Lepidagathis cristata, Willd. (Acanthaceae) . Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 11(2): 73-79

Received: 04/05/2017; Accepted: 12/06/2017;
Published: 15/12/2017

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