Biological Systems: Open Access

ISSN - 2329-6577


Roop S Bora

Roop S Bora

Saudi Arabia

  • Review Article
    Therapeutic Potential of the Folkloric Medicinal Plant Rhazya stricta
    Author(s): Mohammed N Baeshen, Raziuddin Khan, Roop S Bora and Nabih A BaeshenMohammed N Baeshen, Raziuddin Khan, Roop S Bora and Nabih A Baeshen

    Medicinal plants assumed principle role in folkloric medicine throughout history. They have been the subject of many recent studies for the evaluation of what have been ascribed to them of medicinal properties by means of modern techniques. For example Rhazya stricta decne of the Apocynaceae family is a widely distributed plant in Saudi Arabia. Extract of its leaves is prescribed in folkloric medicine for the treatment of various disorders such as diabetes, sore throat, helminthiasis, inflammatory conditions and rheumatism. The extract contains mainly alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, tannins and triterpenes. Several studies on rats and mice reported that the leaves extract causes sedation, analgesia, decreases motor activity and has anti-depressant, anti-oxidant activity, complex effect on brain endogenous monoamine oxidase activity and central–mediated hypotension. M.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6577.1000151

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