POLYGONUM FLACCIDUM (POLYGONACEAE): A REVIEWAbstract
Polygonum flaccidum commonly known as Lalbishkatali is an annual herb, native to Bangladesh, and well known for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, purgative and insecticidal properties, and also for its use against snake-bites. This article provides the collective information about the phytochemical constituents isolated from this plant used in the modern scenario for the treatment of various ailments like acylflavone, α-santalene, caryophyllene oxide, borneol, sitosterin, naphtha, and stigmasterol. Here, we have reviewed all the reported pharmacological properties such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, purgative, insecticidal, antidiarrhoeal, antimotility and antidepressant properties, and some other activities.
P. R. Dash, M. H. Sohrab and M. S. Rana *
Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
15 April 2016
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