Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-0000973
Title: Review on the therapeutic potential of Vitex negundo Linn.
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Review Article
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    Medicinal plants have been widely used to treat a variety of infectious and non-infectious ailments. According to one estimate, 25% of the commonly used medicines contain compounds isolated from plants. Vitex negundo Linn. (VN), belonging to family Verbenaceae, is a small aromatic plant that flourishes abundantly in wastelands and is widely distributed in tropical to temperate regions, being a native of South Asia, China, Indonesia, and the Philippines. It contains many polyphenolic compounds, terpenoids, glycosidic iridoids and alkaloids. In the ayurvedic system of medicine it is used as a drug of choice to manage pain, inflammation and other related diseases. The review highlights the various potential therapeutic feature of Vitex negundo which can be used in the drug designing process to find solution for the unsolved infectious and non-infectious deformities without side effects.

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    Rameshbabu Arun Prabhu and Anand Prem Rajan*

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    School of Bio Sciences and Technology,VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Dr. Anand Prem Rajan
    Assistant Professor
    School of Biosciences and Technology,VIT University
    Vellore – 632 014,Tamilnadu – India

    Received on: 19-05-2010; Revised on: 22-06-2010; Accepted on:16-07-2010

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    Rameshbabu Arun Prabhu and Anand Prem Rajan*

    Title:Review on the therapeutic potential of Vitex negundo Linn.
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3 (August)
    Page No: (1920-1922)
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    Methodology: therapeutic potential
    Research Materials:Vitex negundo


Medicinal plants; Vitex negundo; Polyphenolic compounds; Deformities

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