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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)

Pharmacological potential of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex hook. & Thoms. (Giloy): A review

Author(s):

Promila, Sushila Singh and Parvesh Devi

Abstract:
Various kinds of bioactive molecules form the basis of designing of various kind of pharmacologically important drugs. Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. & Thoms. (Giloy) is very important medicinal plant, belonging to the family Menispermaceae, acting as one of the main sources of new pharmaceuticals and health care products.the innumerable medicinal qualities and therapeutic uses of Giloy as well as its phytochemical investigations prove its importance as a valuable medicinal plant. It is reported to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-allergic, anti-HIV and anti-cancer properties. Its main part stem is bitter, stomachic, diuretic, stimulates bile secretion and cures jaundice. This present review article put special emphasis on pharmacological potential of T. cordifolia along with the phytochemials responsible for its pharmacological properties.

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How to cite this article:
Promila, Sushila Singh and Parvesh Devi. Pharmacological potential of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex hook. & Thoms. (Giloy): A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(6):1644-1647.

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