International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2017)

Phytochemistry and ethnopharmacology of parasitic plant Cuscuta reflexa: A review


Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Mustofa Nabi, Md. Abdul Mannan, Md. Fokhrul Islam, Md. Masum Billah

Medicinal plants have played an important role in treating and preventing a verity of diseases throughout the world. Bangladesh still depends on medicinal plants and most of them have general medicinal plants which are used for treating a verity of ailments. Cuscuta reflexa belongs to the family of Convolvulaceae. The aim of the resent study was to evaluate a comprehensive review on the phytochemical and pharmacological aspects of Cuscuta reflexa. It has been investigated for hepatoprotective, antimicrobial, antitumor, wound healing, hypoglycemic, anti-HIV, diuretic, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities. Many chemical constituents have been isolated from Cuscuta reflexa such as cuscutin, cuscutamine, kaempferol, quercetin, myricetin, amarbelin, β-sitosterol, ararbelin, luteolin, dulcitrol, cafferi acid.
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Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Mustofa Nabi, Md. Abdul Mannan, Md. Fokhrul Islam, Md. Masum Billah. Phytochemistry and ethnopharmacology of parasitic plant Cuscuta reflexa: A review. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 71-75
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