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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 4 (2020)

A review on medicinal uses, pharmacology and phytochemistry of Aristolochia tagala Cham. An endangered medicinal plant

Author(s):

Rajani MB, Raviraja Shetty G and Pooja DA

Abstract:
Aristolochia tagala L. (Aristolochiaceae) has long been used in Indian subcontinent in the traditional system of medicine to treat cholera, fever, bowel troubles, ulcers, leprosy, skin diseases, menstrual problems and snakebites. The plant is also used as emmenagogue, abortifacient, antineoplastic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antifertility and antispermatogenic agent. Aristolochic acid, a major active constituent of the plant is reported to cause cancer, nephropathy, sister chromatid exchange and is a potent abortifacient. This study was carried out to compile all available data in the review form on the basis of its distribution, medicinal uses, pharmacology and phytochemistry.

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How to cite this article:
Rajani MB, Raviraja Shetty G and Pooja DA. A review on medicinal uses, pharmacology and phytochemistry of Aristolochia tagala Cham. An endangered medicinal plant. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(4):580-583.

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