International Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
International Journal of Medicinal Plants Research ISSN 2169-303X Vol. 10 (1), pp. 001-023, January, 2021. © International Scholars Journals
Ethnomedicinal, pharmacological properties and chemistry of some medicinal plants of Boraginaceae in India
R. A. Sharma*, B. Singh, D. Singh and P. Chandrawat
Medicinal Plants Research Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302055, India.
Accepted 16 November, 2020
Different medicinal plants and their medicinal values are widely used for various ailments throughout the world. Various chemical constituents isolated and characterized from Boraginaceous plant species are described. These included pyrrolizidine alkaloids, naphthaquinones, flavonoids, terpenoids, triterpenoids and phenols. Some important biological and pharmacological activities reported from various parts of plant species and from these plants, the isolated constituents demonstrated antimicrobial, antitumour, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, contraceptive, antiplatelet, wound healing and prostaglandin inhibitory. Some experiments on transformation have been done in Boraginaceous plants. The review article will therefore, give a critical overview of different phytochemicals and various medicinal properties belonging mainly to family Boraginaceae.
Key words: Boraginaceae, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, naphthaquinones, flavonoids, terpenoids, triterpenoids, phenols.
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