Pharmacologicals and Phytochemicals Potential of Abutilon indicum: A Comprehensive Review
American Journal of BioScience
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, April 2015, Pages: 5-11
Received: Jan. 14, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 17, 2015; Published: Feb. 7, 2015
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Md. Reyad-ul-ferdous, Department of Pharmacy, Progati Medical Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Department of Pharmacy, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Department of Pharmacy, State University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mehedi Rahman, Department of Pharmacy, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Kawsar Mahamud, Department of Pharmacy, University of development alternative, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Sharmi Sultana Ayshi, Department of Pharmacy, University of development alternative, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Didaruzzaman Sohel, Department of Pharmacy, State University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Abutilon indicum (Bengali name: Jhampi, Petari, Indian name: Atibala, family: Malvaceae) is extensively grown in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan. The pharmacologicals and biologicals properties and chemicals constituents from the plant A. indicum (L.) which is widely used in folk medicine. A. indicum (Malvaceae) is a hairy under-shrub with golden yellow flowers, found in hotter parts of India.This plant is often used as a medicinal plant and is considered invasive on certain tropical islands. In traditional medicine, A. indicum is used as a aphrodisiac, demulcent, diuretic, laxative, pulmonary and sedative (leaves). The bark is astringent and diuretic; laxative, expectorant and demulcent (seeds); laxative and tonic, anti-inflammatory and anthelmintic (plant); analgesic (fixed oil); diuretic and for leprosy (roots). The plant is very much used in Siddha medicines. In fact, the bark, root, leaves, flowers and seeds are all used for medicinal purposes by Tamils. The leaves are also used to treat for pile complaints. The flowers are traditionally used to increase semen in men. The phytochemical analysis showed the Presence of Alkaloid, Saponins, Amino acid, Flavonoids, Glycosides and steroids. This plant exhibits several potential pharmacological activities.
Keywords
Phytochemicals, Pharmacologicals, Alkaloids, Steroids, Glycosides Phyto Sterols, Analgesic, Abutilon Indicum, Diuretic and Leprosy
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Md. Reyad-ul-ferdous, Mehedi Rahman, Md. Kawsar Mahamud, Sharmi Sultana Ayshi, Md. Didaruzzaman Sohel, Pharmacologicals and Phytochemicals Potential of Abutilon indicum: A Comprehensive Review, American Journal of BioScience. Special Issue: Pharmacological and Phytochemicals Investigation. Vol. 3, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 5-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbio.s.2015030201.12
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