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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

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.

Pages: 42-45  |  1468 Views  143 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Arun Kumar, Ajay Singh Bisht, Sweta Joshi and Divya Juyal. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical study of a plant Urtica parviflora Roxb. - A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(3):42-45.