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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 205-207

Review on phytochemical and medicinal aspects of Jussiaea suferuticosa Linn

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Calcutta 700 032, India

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T Murugesan
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Calcutta 700 032
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The whole plant of Jussiaea suffruticosa Linn. Has been widely used in traditional medicine of India. Important bioactive molecules of the plant extract have been explored with modern phytochemical approaches and reported to consist of betulinic acid, quercetin and β- sitosterol. Furthermore, the experimental data obtained from rational clinical studies indicated that the methanol extract of the whole plant has found to possess potent anti-HIV, anti-diabetic, anti-diarrheal, anti- inflammatory, anti-pyretic, diuretic and psychopharmacological activities in several animal models. This paper reveales the phytochemical and clinical importance of the plant extract.

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