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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 11, Issue 6 (2022)

An overview on wild plant Grewia villosa (Malvaceae)

Author(s):

Kunden Sanvitha, M Sandhya Rani and G Krishna Mohan

Abstract:

Grewia villosa is a scrambling plant belonging to the family Malvaceae. G. villosa is harvested in the wild for local consumption as food, medicine, and building material. The tree is naturally distributed in Tropical Africa, Arabia, Pakistan, East Indies and India, mostly found on uplands, lower valley, along road side and field boundaries. Scientific investigation has been reported to exhibit biological activities like, antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, antimicrobial and cytotoxicity etc. Fatty acids and steroids are abundantly present in this plant. Uvaol and ursolic acid were isolated for the first time from Grewia. The current review provides a summary of the state of understanding of morphology, Traditional applications, their chemistry, claimed therapeutic characteristics, and pharmacological activities.

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How to cite this article:
Kunden Sanvitha, M Sandhya Rani and G Krishna Mohan. An overview on wild plant Grewia villosa (Malvaceae). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2022;11(6):134-138.

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