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|Title:||Sisymbrium irio L.: A Herb used in the Unani system of medicine for broad spectrum therapeutical applications|
Gupta, Rajinder K.
|Keywords:||Cruciferae;Phytochemicals;Phytomedicine;Sisymbrium irio;Unani medicines|
|IPC Code:||Int. Cl.18 A61K 36/31, A61K 36/00, A61K 39/00, A01N 43/40, A61K 36/00|
|Abstract:||Medicinal herbal plants constitute effective sources of natural products consumed as phytomedicines and the products obtained from medicinal plants have been playing a significant role in drug discovery efforts for treatment of animals and human diseases. Sisymbrium irio is one of the class of Cruciferae family used in Unani medicine. The plant is known for its value in traditional medicine. The various parts of Sisymbrium irio such as, flowers, leaves, stem, seeds and aerial parts contains different types of phytochemicals such as tannin, alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, glycosides, carbohydrates, phenolics, amino acids, proteins, steroids, fatty acids that are responsible for pharmacological actions such as antimicrobial, antifungal, anticancer, antiinflammatory, antidepressant, rheumatoid, antipyretic, analgesic, detoxify liver and spleen, bronchoprotective role, voice disorders, cytotoxic, phytotoxic, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, boils, pimples, cough, hepatoprotective and stomachic treatments. The different solvent extracts of the plant parts such as leaves, stem, seeds and flowers exhibited a higher antioxidants activity which could be attributed to its higher contents of phenolics and flavonoids constituents. This preexisting knowledge necessitates a qualitative screening of the plant with scientific approach to identify natural template for safer drug discovery and designing.|
|ISSN:||0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJTK Vol.18(1) [January 2019]|
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