Objective: Generally Lindernia species were considered as weeds, but now only their therapeutic value was identified and investigated last few decades. Lindernia species occupy a most important place in the traditional medicine used worldwide especially in China. Many species under Lindernia genus were yet to be explored phytochemically and pharmacologically. So our current investigation was to generate a comprehensive overview for Lindernia genus.
Key findings: This review enlightens the geographical distribution of Lindernia species. A comparision study was done to identify the different Lindernia species through their morphological characteristics, Traditional medicinal uses and their usages in modern medicine were tabulated along with their phytochemical profiles and reported biological activities of plant species under Lindernia genus.
Summary: Reported ethano medicinal usage and secondary metabolite proforma concludes the importance and renowned usage of Lindernia species for centuries in various countries. Further scientific exploration was needed to prove efficacy of Lindernia species as potential source for drug discovery.
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