alexa Artemisia afra and Modern Diseases
ISSN: 2153-0645

Journal of Pharmacogenomics & Pharmacoproteomics
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Review Article

Artemisia afra and Modern Diseases

Gayathri V. Patil1*, Sujppha K. Dass2 and Ramesh Chandra3

1Department of Pharmaceutics, Kasegaon Education Society’s Rajarambapu College of Pharmacy, Kasegaon – 415404, India

2Department of Medicine, V. P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007, India

3Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007, India

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Gayathri V. Patil
Department of Pharmaceutics
Kasegaon Education Society’s Rajarambapu College of Pharmacy Kasegaon – 415404, India
Tel/Fax: +91-2342-238200
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: December 18, 2011; Accepted date: November 24, 2011; Published date: November 28, 2011

Citation: Patil GV, Dass SK, Chandra R (2011) Artemisia afra and Modern Diseases. J Pharmacogenomics Pharmacoproteomics 2:105. doi: 10.4172/2153-0645.1000105

Copyright: © 2011 Patil GV, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Herb Artemisia afra has recently attracted worldwide attention of researchers for its possible use in the modern diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases etc. This review is exhaustive and systematic organization of the available literature on Artemisia afra (A. afra) from January 1922 to July 2011. The literature survey presents the number of publications with respect to time. Patents are briefly described; the traditional uses are classified and summarized. Some emphasis is given to the data and projections of modern diseases and the ongoing research in this area in the context of title of this review. The pharmacognostic aspects, chemical constituents and factors affecting it, the activity, analysis & quality control, pharmaceutical dosage form etc. is dealt in this review.


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