Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2017)
Pharmacognostical and phytochemical study of a plant Urtica parviflora Roxb. - A review
Author(s): Arun Kumar, Ajay Singh Bisht, Sweta Joshi and Divya Juyal
Abstract: Urtica parviflora Roxb. is a perennial, monoecious herb found in moist and partly shady placec. It is potent medicinal plant belongs to the family Urticaceae. It is growing at a height of 1700-2800 m. The whole plant and its parts are used in treating a number of disorders such as goiter, cough, allergies, alopecia and fevers. The plant has characteristics stinging hairs which are rich source of histamine and 5-hydroxytryptamine. The present review detailed focus on its pharmacognostical and pharmacological studies and its therapeutic importance.