alexa Ethnopharmacological and Phytochemical Review on Thunbergia Retz. (Montin.) Species
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Ethnopharmacological and Phytochemical Review on Thunbergia Retz. (Montin.) Species

Sultana KH1, Chatterjee S1*, Roy A2 and Chandra I1
1Department of Biotechnology, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
2Department of Microbiology, M.U.C Women’s’ College, BC Rd, Khosbagan, Burdwan, 713104, West Bengal, India
Corresponding Author : Chatterjee S
Department of Biotechnology
The University of Burdwan
West Bengal, India
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Received: October 22, 2015; Accepted: November 19, 2015; Published: November 23, 2015
Citation: Sultana KH, Chatterjee S, Roy A, Chandra I (2015) Ethnopharmacological and Phytochemical Review on Thunbergia Retz. (Montin.) Species. Med Aromat Plants 4:217. doi:10.4172/2167-0412.1000217
Copyright: © 2015 Sultana KH, 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.
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Abstract

The worldwide emergence of multidrug resistance, unavailability of drug in the developing Countries and side effect of drug raises the necessity of alternative herbal medicine as drugs. So, researchers are trying to find out the effective herbal medicinal plants for different medical health issues. The ethnomedicinal importance of common Thunbergia species, their pharmacological properties and also some bioactive compounds regarding their pharmacological properties has been reported in this review. Genus Thunbergia belongs to the Acanthaceae family. More than 100 species of Thunbergia has been included in this genus. Antibacterial, antifungal and anthelmintic activity of Thunbergia grandiflora, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antioxidant antinociceptive activity of Thunbergia laurifolia due to presence of rosmarinic acid and also antidiabetic and hepatoprotective activity of Thunbergia laurifolia has been reported in the present review article.

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