Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-0000581
Title: Eclipta alba Linn – ‘‘Kesharaja’’ : A Review
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Research Article
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    The plant Eclipta alba Hassk [ Asteraceae ] having important role in the traditional Ayurvedic, Unani systems of holistic health and herbal medicine of the east. Eclipta alba Hassk is reported to possess Hepatoprotective, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, immunomodulatory, antiviral and promoter for blackening and growth of hair. Important source of chemicals is wedelolactone, demethylwedelolactone exhibit antihepatotoxic activities. Hence in view of immense medicinal importance of the plant this review is therefore compile all the information related to Eclipta alba.

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    V. M. Jadhav *, R. M. Thorat1 ,V.J. Kadam & N. S. Sathe2

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    1Department of Quality Assurance, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy, Sector 08, CBD Belapur, Navi- Mumbai – 400614, India,
    2Y M T Ayurvedic Medical College, Kharghar, Navi -Mumbai

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

    Received on:07-03-2009; Accepted on: 02-05-2009

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    V. M. Jadhav *, R. M. Thorat1 ,V.J. Kadam & N. S. Sathe2

    Title:Eclipta alba Linn – ‘‘Kesharaja’’ : A Review
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (August)
    Page No: (1236-1241)
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    Methodology:Hepatoprotective activity
    Research Materials:Eclipta alba


Eclipta alba Bhringraj Asteraceae Wedelolactone Hepatoprotective.

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