Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003920
Title: Pharmacological and toxicological effects of Rubia cordifolia - A review
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Rubia cordifolia (binomial name-R. cordifolia L.,), commonly known as Indian madder, is a traditional Chinese medicinal plant that has been listed at the Chinese Pharmacopoeia in 2015. It belongs to the family Rubiaceae and is one of the 70 species that belong to the genus Rubi. It is widely distributed around the world and is cultivated during the ancient days. It is a perennial climbing plant; roots are long with a thin outer red layer while their stem is long with woody base. The presence of dibutyl phthalate in the fruits of R. cordifolia has toxicological effects. It is used to treat many diseases such as treating skin disease and cancer; moreover, R. cordifolia was proven to have anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial effects. R. cordifolia is an old medicinal plant which contains various pharmacological activities such as anti-arthritic, antidiabetic, anticonvulsant, and wound healing property and its fruits have toxicological effects. This study results in an overview of pharmacological and toxicological effects of R. cordifolia.

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    A. Sandhya, Anitha Roy*

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    Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Anitha Roy, Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    A. Sandhya, Anitha Roy*

    Title:Pharmacological and toxicological effects of Rubia cordifolia - A review
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (August )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1748-1753)
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    Methodology:Anti-arthritic, Antidiabetic, Anticonvulsant, Wound healing property
    Research Materials:Rubia cordifolia

Keywords

Rubia cordifolia Anti-arthritic Antidiabetic Anticonvulsant Wound healing property

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