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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2014)

A better understanding of pharmacological activities and uses of phytochemicals of Lycopodium clavatum: A review

Author(s):

Jhilik Banerjee, Sunipa Biswas, Nithar Ranjan Madhu, Susanta Roy Karmakar, Surjyo Jyoti Biswas

Abstract:
Lycopodium clavatum commonly known as club moss belongs to family Lycopodiaceae is a plant of great interest and is used in combating a wide variety of diseases in European and Asian countries. Crude extracts from various parts of the plant contain quinolizidine alkaloids. Several workers have reported various alkaloids derived from this plant and their therapeutic potentials, however, some reports are available on toxicity studies of alkaloids of this plant. In such a scenario, there is a need for better understanding of its ameliorating potential and its toxic actions. This review summarizes scientific findings and suggests areas where further research is needed.

Pages: 207-210  |  1473 Views  107 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Jhilik Banerjee, Sunipa Biswas, Nithar Ranjan Madhu, Susanta Roy Karmakar, Surjyo Jyoti Biswas. A better understanding of pharmacological activities and uses of phytochemicals of Lycopodium clavatum: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2014;3(1):207-210.