Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-ADRS-0000937
Title: A review on Rubia cordifolia: Its phyto constituents and therapeutic uses
Category: Ayurvedic Drugs Related Study
Section: Review Article
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    Rubia cordifolia (Rubiaceae) is also known as, Manjishtha, Indian madder known to contain substantial amounts of anthraquinones, especially in the roots which is responsible for anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, urinary disorders, antistress antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, radio protective, and anticancer, antimicrobial, antifungal, hypotensive, analgesic, antimalarial, antioxidant, antileukemic and mutagenic functions, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. The plant contains substantial amounts of anthraquinones, especially in the roots, which is responsible for its pharmacological activity. The presented review summarizes the information concerning the pharmacological, phytochemistry, biological activity of the Rubia cordifolia.

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    A. K. Meena1, Bhavana Pal2*, P Panda1, R Sannd1 and MM Rao1

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    1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Moti Bagh road, Patiala – 147001,
    2School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shobhit University, Meerut, U.P, (India).

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    Bhavana Pal
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shobhit University, Meerut, U.P, (India).


    Received on: 15-01-2010; Revised on: 15-03- 2010; Accepted on:15-04-2010

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    Author:

    A. K. Meena1, Bhavana Pal2*, P Panda1, R Sannd1 and MM Rao1

    Title:A review on Rubia cordifolia: Its phyto constituents and therapeutic uses
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):2 (May)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (244-246)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Phytoconstituents, Bioactivity.
    Research Materials:Rubia cordifolia

Keywords

Rubia cordifolia Root Anthraquinones Phytoconstituents Bioactivity.

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