Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PC-00001352
Title: Chromolaena odorata (L.) : An Overview
Category: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Section: Review Article
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    Chromolaena odorata is a species of flowering shrub in the sunflower family, Asteraceae.It is native to North America, from Florida and Texasto Mexico and the Caribbean, and has been introduced to tropical Asia, west Africa, and parts of Australia. It is used as atraditional medicine in Indonesia. The young leaves are crushed, and the resulting liquid can be used to treat skin wounds. According to traditional healing in yucatan, the boiled roots of Chromolaena odorata are used for urinary retention and leaves are used to cure malaria, gonorrhea, ulcers and blood in urine. The kani tribals of Kouthalai in Tirunelvelli hills used the leaves extract to cure skin diseases, poison bites, wounds and rheumatism. Following various folk claims for the ailment of various diseases, efforts have been made by the researchers to verify the efficacy of this weed through scientific biological screenings. A scrutiny of the literature revealed some notable pharmacological activities of the shrub like anthelmintic, Antimalerial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antioxidant, antigonorrheal, antimycobacterial, insecticidal, fungicidal, wound healing, diuretic, blood coagulation, antibacterial. The present review is an attempt to highlight the various ethnobotanical and traditional uses as well as the phytochemical and pharmacological reports on Chromolaena odorata L.

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    Anup Kumar Chakraborty*, Sujit Rambhade, Umesh k Patil

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    1Department of Pharmaceutical chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, People’s Institute of Pharmacy & Research centre, People’s Group, Bhopal-462037, M.P., (India)

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    Mr. Anup Kumar Chakraborty
    Asst. professor
    People’s Institute of Pharmacy and Research Center
    People’s Campus, Bhanpur, Bhopal-462037

    Received on: 04-10-2010; Revised on: 17-12-2010; Accepted on:22-02-2011

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    Anup Kumar Chakraborty*, Sujit Rambhade, Umesh k Patil

    Title:Chromolaena odorata (L.) : An Overview
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):4 (March)
    Page No: (573-576)
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    Methodology:ethnobotanical, phytochemical, pharmacological.
    Research Materials:Chromolaena odorata


Chromolaena odorata ethnobotanical phytochemical pharmacological.

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