PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF LAWSONIA INERMIS LINN.: A REVIEW


Methodology

Authors


  • Mehnaz Kamal


    Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Lucknow (U. P.)

  • Talha Jawaid


    Hygia Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Lucknow (U. P.)

DOI:



https://doi.org/10.7439/ijbr.v1i2.56

Keywords:


Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb), School children

Abstract

Lawsonia inermis L. is a much branched glabrous shrub or small tree (2-6 m in height), cultivated for its leaves although stem bark, roots, flowers and seeds have also been used in traditional medicine. The plant is reported to contain Lawsone, Esculetin, Fraxetin, Isoplumbagin, Scopoletin, Betulin, Betulinic acid, Hennadiol, Lupeol, Lacoumarin, Laxanthone, Flavone glycosides, Two pentacytic triterpenes. The plant has been reported to have analgesic, hypoglycemic, antimalarial, hepatoprotective, nootropic, immunostimulant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, antitrypanosomal, antidermatophytic, antioxidant, anthelmintic, antifertility, tuberculostatic and anticancer properties. It is now considered a valuable source of unique natural products for development of medicines against various diseases and also for the development of industrial products. This review gives a view mainly on the traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological actions of the plant.

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Published

2010-10-01

How to Cite

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Kamal M, Jawaid T. . Int Jour of Biomed Res [Internet]. 2010 Oct. 1 [cited 2022 May 12];1(2):37-43. Available from: http://ssjournals.org/index.php/ijbr/article/view/618

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Vol. 1 No. 2 (2010): Sep

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Review Article

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