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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)

A comprehensive review on phytochemistry and pharmacological use of Tridax procumbens Linn.


VC Bhagat and MS Kondawar

The medicinal plants are the rich sources of natural remedies to treat the pathogenic and other diseases. Plant Tridax procumbens belongs to family Asteraceae one off. Plant is native of tropical America and naturalized in tropical Africa, Asia, and Australia. Local people known it as “Ghamara”, in English popularly called ‘coat buttons’ and is dispensed for “Bhringraj” by some of the practitioners of Ayurveda. The phytochemical screening revealed the presence of alkaloids, carotenoids, flavonoids (catechin and flavones), fumeric acid, fl-sitosterol, saponins and tannins. It is richly endowed with carotenoids, saponins, oleanolic acid and ions like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and selenium. Luteolin, glucoluteolin, quercetin and isoquercetin have been reported from its flowers. Tridax procumbens pharmacologically well known for its antiviral, antioxidant, hepatoprotective antibiotic efficacies, wound healing, insecticidal, wound healing, antidiabetic activity, hypotensive effect, immunomodulating property, bronchial catarrh, dysentery, diarrhoea and to prevent falling of hair promotes the growth of hair, and antimicrobial activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory activity and antitubercular. This review is attempts to present phytochemical & pharmacologically use, significance of Tridax procumbens for development of new lead molecule to cure the acute & chronic diseases.

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How to cite this article:
VC Bhagat and MS Kondawar. A comprehensive review on phytochemistry and pharmacological use of Tridax procumbens Linn.. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(4):01-10.