Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00001016
Title: Abrus precatorius Linnaeus: A Phytopharmacological Review
Category: Pharmacology
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    Medicinal plants are being widely used, either as a single drug or in combination in health care delivery system. Medicinal plants can be important source of previously unknown chemical substances with potential therapeutic effects. Abrus precatorius L. is commonly known as Gunja or Jequirity and abundantly available in all throughout the plains of India. Current review finds medicinal uses of leaves, root and seeds of jequirity. It principally contains flavonoids, triterpene glycosides, abrin and alkaloids. The plant have been reported for neuromuscular effects, Dalton’s lymphoma, Alzheimer’s disease, antiepileptic, antimalarial, aanthelmintic activity, antithrombin, antifertility, sperm antimotility activity, renal damage, nephroprotective, immunomodulator, immunostimulatory properties, anti-inflammatory activity and antidiabetic effect. It is now considered as a valuable source of unique natural products for development of medicines against various diseases and also for the development of industrial products. This review gives a bird’s eye view mainly on the pharmacognostic characteristics, traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological actions of the plant.

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    Anand R. Attal*, Kishor V. Otari, Rajkumar V. Shete, Chandrashekhar. D. Upasani, Tanaji D. Nandgude

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    Department of Pharmacology, Rajgad Dnyanpeeth’s College of Pharmacy, Bhor. Dist. Pune, Pin- 412206, Maharastra

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    Anand R. Attal
    Department of Pharmacology,
    Rajgad Dnyanpeeth’s College of Pharmacy
    Bhor, Dist. Pune,Pin- 412206


    Received on: 15-06-2010; Revised on: 18-08-2010; Accepted on:13-09-2010

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    Author:

    Anand R. Attal*, Kishor V. Otari, Rajkumar V. Shete, Chandrashekhar. D. Upasani, Tanaji D. Nandgude

    Title:Abrus precatorius Linnaeus: A Phytopharmacological Review
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3 (November)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (2585-2587)
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    Methodology: pharmacological action, flavonoids
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Abrus precatorius L. pharmacological action flavonoids gunja

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