Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-ND-00001381
Title: Phytochemical and pharmacological potential of Artemisia absinthium Linn. and Artemisia asiatica Nakai : A Review
Category: Natural Drugs
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    A world health organization survey indicated that about 75-80% of the world’s populations rely on non-conventional medicine, mainly of herbal sources, in their primary healthcare. There has been an explosion of scientific information concerning plants, crude plant extracts and various substances from plants as medicinal agents during last 30-40 years. Although herbal medicine has existed since the dawn of time, our knowledge of how plants actually affect human physiology remains largely unexplored. Numbers of plants are claiming various medicinal uses and many researches are going on in this view. They are believed to be much safer and proved elixir in the treatment of various ailments. The genus Artemisia consists of about 500 species, occurring throughout the world. Among the different species of Artemisia, A. absinthium and A. asiatica have a vast range of biological activities including cytotoxic, antihepatotoxic, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antimalarial etc. Terpenoids, flavonoids, coumarins, caffeoylquinic acids, sterols and acetylenes constitute major classes of phytoconstituents of the genus Artemisia. The present review comprises the phytochemical, ethnopharmacological and pharmacological reports of A. absinthium and A. asiatica. The future scopes of these plants have been emphasized with a view to isolate bioactive moieties which could be used for multifarious biological activities.

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    Kundan Singh Bora*a and Anupam Sharmab

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    aL.R. Institute of Pharmacy, Solan, Himachal Pradesh-173 212, India
    bUniversity Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014, India

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    Kundan Singh Bora
    L.R. Institute of Pharmacy, Solan, Himachal Pradesh-173 212, India


    Received on: 22-10-2009; Revised on: 15-12-2009; Accepted on:11-01-2010

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    Author:

    Kundan Singh Bora*a and Anupam Sharmab

    Title:Phytochemical and pharmacological potential of Artemisia absinthium Linn. and Artemisia asiatica Nakai : A Review
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3(2)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (325-328)
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    Methodology:Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia asiatica
    Research Materials:Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia asiatica

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Artemisia absinthium Artemisia asiatica Antioxidant Antimicrobial Terpenoids

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