Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-00001576
Title: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Justicia gendarussa Burm f. - review
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Research Article
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    Justicia gendarussa Burm f. (family Acanthaceae) known as Willow-leaved justicia in English, it is native to china. It is commonly found throughout the greater part of India and Andaman islands. Justicia gendarussa Burm f. is one of the important herbal being used in Ayurvedic system of medicine. Mostly the leaves are used for the medical purposes. A wide variety of biologically active constituents such as flavonoids, alkaloids, steroids, terpenoids, saponins, phenolic compounds and carbohydrates are present in this plant. The leaves also contain friedelin, lupeol, â-sitosterol and aromatic amines. This plant exhibits anticancer, antibacterial, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anthelmintic and antiangiogenic activities. This review will focus on the phytochemical constituents isolated from the plants and phytopharmacological properties of different parts of Justicia gendarussa.

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    K. Kavitha*, K.S. Sridevi sangeetha, K. Sujatha, S. Umamaheswari

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    Faculty of  pharmacy, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai-116 ,Tamil Nadu,India.

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    K. Kavitha   
    Research scholar
    Faculty of  pharmacy
    Sri Ramachandra University
    Porur, Chennai -600 116
    Tamil Nadu,India.

    Received on:17-05-2014; Revised  on: 21-06-2014; Accepted on:18-07-2014

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    Author:

    K. Kavitha*, K.S. Sridevi sangeetha, K. Sujatha, S. Umamaheswari

    Title: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Justicia gendarussa Burm f. - review
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):8 (July)
    Year:2014
    Page No: (990-997)
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    Methodology:Pharmacological activities, Traditional uses.
    Research Materials:Justicia gendarussa, Acanthaceae

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Justicia gendarussa Acanthaceae Willow-leaved Justicia Pharmacological activities Traditional uses.

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