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Impatiens balsamina belongs to the family balsaminaceae, is an annual plant commonly known as ‘garden balsam’ or ‘rose balsam’. This plant is native to southern Asia in India. I. balsamina is used in traditional methods such as Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha for various diseases and physiological conditions such as Jaundice, Corns, Snake bite etc. Phytochemical studies revealed the presence of many valuable compounds like naphthoquinones, coumarins, phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanidins and steroids. The different parts of the plants like leaves, stem juice, flower are used in different places. I. balsamina have been reported to have various pharmacological activities such as antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipruritic effects. The current review summarizes published information about the ethanopharmacology, chemical constituents, biological activities and toxicological study I.balsamina. The present review summarizes all the research work carried out on this plant in order to provide updated information for future works.
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Author(s): Meenu B Neeraja E D Greeshma Rejimon and Alexeyena Varghese
Phytochemical studies, Pharmacological activities, Impatiens balsamina, Ethanopharmacology, Chemical constituents., Impatiens balsamina