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2019  |  Vol: 4(3)  |  Issue: 3 (May- June) | https://doi.org/10.31024/apj.2019.4.3.1
Tylophora indica : A brief review on pharmacological aspects

Sudhir Kumar1, Pushpendra Jain1*, Saurabh Saraswat1, Swamita Arora2

1IIMT College of Pharmacy, Greater Noida, U.P., India

2ACOP, Greater Noida, U.P., India

*Address for Corresponding Author

Dr. Pushpendra Jain

IIMT College of Pharmacy, Greater Noida, U.P., India

Abstract

Herbal medicines have been used in the ancient practice in India because the subcontinent is rich in plants and herbs with useful biological effects of medicinal importance. In this review article we are giving an update on pharmacological updates in short about indigenous plant Tylophora indica in Indian subcontinent with the objective to see an insight on its role in its contribution in curing various illness and diseases. Tylophora indica is a climbing perennial plant which grows wildly in the southern and eastern belt of India. It has been known to show various biological effects like laxative action, expectorant, ant allergic, antifungal, anticancer etc. The plant has a long reputation in curing various health ailments including asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and other respiratory problems. It also reported as anti-inflammatory effect so used in treatment of inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis, and bronchitis. It is used too in hay fever, bronchitis, common cold could be responsible for its biological activity.

Keywords: Tylophora indica, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic

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