International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

Morphological, phytochemical and pharmacological study of Helicteres isora (Marorphali)


Sandeep Pandey, Deepika Patel, Poonam Mishra, Ragini Tiwari

Medicinal plants are worth to nature. The bioactive compounds present in medicinal plants have various pharmaceutical importance. Helicteres isora commonly known as the Indian screw tree (Marorphali), has been reviewed for its phytochemical and pharmacological significance. The fruit, leaf, bark, root, and seed mainly contains carbohydrates, saponin, tannin, proteins, steroids, anthraquinon glycosides, cardiac glycosides, phenolic compounds, terpenoides, alkaloid salts, free alkaloids, flavonoid glucuronides, α-tocopherol, reduced glutathione, and sapogenin. The plant has therapeutical importance and mainly shows antidiabetic, antioxidant, anticancer, antinociceptive, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory activities. The plant has been used in the traditional system of medicine to treat stomach-related disorders like stomachache, diarrhea, wormicide, and snakebite.
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