Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2015)
Bhangari (Blepharis sindica T. Anders): A review
Author(s): Priyadarshi Apurva, Jaiswal ML, Kumari Rajesh
Abstract: Blepharis sindica T. Anders of family Acanthaceae is an important medicinal plant which is mainly used as an invigorating tonic, given to cattle to increase milk production and its roots are used for urinary discharge & dysmenorrhoea. It is commonly known as “Bhangari” It is extensively used traditionally as Vajikaraka and Vrishya (Aphrodisiac) by local Vaidyas of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The seeds of Blepharis sindica T. Anders are the official part of the plant for its medicinal values and also as the promise of its future. A little work is done on this medicinal plant till date. The present article provides review on Bhangari and pharmacological studies conducted till date.