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Biological Potential and Phytopharmacological Screening of Gomphrena Species

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The traditional system of medicine consists of large number of plants with various medicinal and pharmacological importances and hence considered as a priceless tank of new bioactive molecules. The Amaranthaceae family comprises of many species, which are used in nutrition and in traditional folk medicine for the treatment of several diseases such as infections, inflammation and fever. Gomphrena species found all over the world. It has been recognized in different traditional system of medicines for the treatment of various diseases of human being. Gomphrena species is an edible, commercial ornamental and medicinal plant commonly known as Globe Amaranth or Bachelor Button, belongs to the family Amaranthaceae. It comprises approximately 120 species found in the America, Antartica and Indo-Malaysia. 46 species found in Brazil. The phytoconstituents present in it are flavonoids, phytosterols, phenolics and terpenoids. The different parts of this plant are traditionally claimed to be used for the treatment of broad spectrum of ailment including baby gripe, oligouria, body sore, malaria, bacterial infections, jaundice, urinary problems, high cholesterol, cough, fever, diarrhea, liver disorders, kidney disorders and cooling. Due to changes in the lifestyle and associated decline of the use of plants, the ethnobotanical knowledge is continuing to decline. Hence further work to isolate and characterise the active compounds responsible for this activities in the plant is recommended


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