Chemical and pharmacological aspects of Limnophila rugosa: An update

Dilip Gorai, Shyamal Jash, Raj Singh, Atasi Sarkar, Sasadhar Majhi
2013 International Journal of Natural Products Research   unpublished
The present work offers a review addressing the chemistry and pharmacology of Limnophila rugosa (Roth) Merr. (belonging to Scrophulariaceae family) regarded as one of the most significant plant species in traditional system of medicine. The plant is used in the treatment of various ailments like pestilent fever, elephantiasis, diarrhoea, dysentery, dyspepsia etc. and is a diverse kind of chemical constituents such as phenolics, flavonoids, terpenoids, amino acids etc. The isolated
more » ... lated phytochemicals as well as different extracts exhibited significant biological activities such as antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, hypotensive and effect on Guinea-pig ileum. Exhaustive research regarding isolation of more phytochemicals and pharmacology study on this medicinal plant is still necessary so as to explore the plant regarding its medicinal importance. Therefore, the aim of this review is to boost up present day researchers in this direction to undertake further investigation of this plant. The present review covers literature up to November 2013 and enlists 25 references.