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Ethnomedicinal review of Usnakantaka (Echinops echinatus Roxb.).

Maurya SK, Kushwaha AK, Seth A - Pharmacogn Rev (2015 Jul-Dec)

Bottom Line: Among the several active constituents, apigenin, apigenin-7-O-glucoside, echinaticin, 5,7-dihydroxy-8,4'-dimethoxy-flavanone-5-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-7-O - β-D-arabinopyranosyl-(1→4)-O-β-D-glucopyranoside are the most important in terms of reported pharmacological activities.The current review focuses on the updated information from various scientific studies and reports available in the context of the phytoconstituents and pharmacology of this plant.This review also provides adequate information about the use of this plant in an Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda.

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Affiliation: Department of B. Pharm (Ay.)/M. Pharm. (Ay.), Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Banaras Hindu University, Barkachha, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
Echinops echinatus Roxb. (E. echinatus), commonly known as "Usnakantaka," is a xerophytic herbaceous plant traditionally used as a stimulant to treat use the term Sexual debility in Indian traditional systems of medicine. The roots, leaves, fruit, and bark are extensively used in folk medicine as well as in Ayurveda. Also, the plant shows a wide range of pharmacological activities such as antifungal, analgesic, diuretic, reproductive, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, antipyretic, and antibacterial properties. Among the several active constituents, apigenin, apigenin-7-O-glucoside, echinaticin, 5,7-dihydroxy-8,4'-dimethoxy-flavanone-5-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-7-O - β-D-arabinopyranosyl-(1→4)-O-β-D-glucopyranoside are the most important in terms of reported pharmacological activities. The current review focuses on the updated information from various scientific studies and reports available in the context of the phytoconstituents and pharmacology of this plant. This review also provides adequate information about the use of this plant in an Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda.

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Structures of phytoconstituents of E. echinatus
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Figure 1: Structures of phytoconstituents of E. echinatus

Mentions: Phytochemical screening of the plant has revealed the presence of triterpenoids, isoflavones, glycosides, phenolic compounds, and alkaloids. Various parts of the plant such as roots, leaves, flowers, and other aerial parts were used for the extraction of a variety of phytoconstituents. [Table 1 and Figure 1].[21011121314151617]


Ethnomedicinal review of Usnakantaka (Echinops echinatus Roxb.).

Maurya SK, Kushwaha AK, Seth A - Pharmacogn Rev (2015 Jul-Dec)

Structures of phytoconstituents of E. echinatus
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Structures of phytoconstituents of E. echinatus
Mentions: Phytochemical screening of the plant has revealed the presence of triterpenoids, isoflavones, glycosides, phenolic compounds, and alkaloids. Various parts of the plant such as roots, leaves, flowers, and other aerial parts were used for the extraction of a variety of phytoconstituents. [Table 1 and Figure 1].[21011121314151617]

Bottom Line: Among the several active constituents, apigenin, apigenin-7-O-glucoside, echinaticin, 5,7-dihydroxy-8,4'-dimethoxy-flavanone-5-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-7-O - β-D-arabinopyranosyl-(1→4)-O-β-D-glucopyranoside are the most important in terms of reported pharmacological activities.The current review focuses on the updated information from various scientific studies and reports available in the context of the phytoconstituents and pharmacology of this plant.This review also provides adequate information about the use of this plant in an Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of B. Pharm (Ay.)/M. Pharm. (Ay.), Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Banaras Hindu University, Barkachha, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
Echinops echinatus Roxb. (E. echinatus), commonly known as "Usnakantaka," is a xerophytic herbaceous plant traditionally used as a stimulant to treat use the term Sexual debility in Indian traditional systems of medicine. The roots, leaves, fruit, and bark are extensively used in folk medicine as well as in Ayurveda. Also, the plant shows a wide range of pharmacological activities such as antifungal, analgesic, diuretic, reproductive, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, antipyretic, and antibacterial properties. Among the several active constituents, apigenin, apigenin-7-O-glucoside, echinaticin, 5,7-dihydroxy-8,4'-dimethoxy-flavanone-5-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-7-O - β-D-arabinopyranosyl-(1→4)-O-β-D-glucopyranoside are the most important in terms of reported pharmacological activities. The current review focuses on the updated information from various scientific studies and reports available in the context of the phytoconstituents and pharmacology of this plant. This review also provides adequate information about the use of this plant in an Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus