Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-QA-0000580
Title: Chemical composition, pharmacological activities of Eclipta alba
Category: Quality Assurance
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    World Health Organization appreciated the importance of medicinal plants for public health care in developing nations. Eclipta alba (Bhringaraja ) having important role in the traditional Ayurvedic and Unani systems of holistic health and herbal medicine of the east. The principal constituents of Eclipta alba are coumestan derivatives like wedololactone[1.6%], demethylwedelolactone, desmethyl-wedelolactone- 7glucoside and other constituents are ecliptal, ß-amyrin, luteolin-7-O-glucoside, hentriacontanol, heptacosanol, stigmasterol. All the parts of Eclipta alba and chemical constituents are used as anticancer, antileprotic, analgesic, antioxidant, antimyotoxic, antihaemorrhagic, antihepatotoxic, antiviral, antibacterial, spasmogenic, hypotensive, ovicidal, promoter for blackening and growth of hair. This article highlights chief constituents their biological activities, uses of various parts, pharmacological activities, toxicity and clinical studies of Eclipta alba.

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    V.M. Jadhav*, R. M.Thorat, V.J. Kadam and K.P. Salaskar

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    *Department of Quality Assurance, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy, Sector 08, CBD Belapur, Navi- Mumbai – 400614, India

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    Dr. (Mrs.) Varsha M. Jadhav
    HOD and Professor
    Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy, Sector 8, CBD Belapur,
    Navi Mumbai.India

    Received on 27-03-2009; Accepted on: 26-06-2009

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    V.M. Jadhav*, R. M.Thorat, V.J. Kadam and K.P. Salaskar

    Title:Chemical composition, pharmacological activities of Eclipta alba
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (August)
    Year:2009
    Page No: (1229-1231)
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    Methodology:Chemical composition, pharmacological activities
    Research Materials:Eclipta alba

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Chemical constituents Biological activity Parts Toxicity and Clinical Studies of Eclipta alba.

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