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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-87

Pharmacological profile of Enicostemma littorale: A review

1 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Dravuyaguna, Parul Institute of Ayurveda, Limda, Vadodara, India
2 Associate Professor, Dept. of Dravuyaguna, Govt. Ayurved collage, Vadodara, India
3 Professor, Dept. of Dravuyaguna, Parul Institute of Ayurveda, Limda, Vadodara, India

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Enicostemma littorale is growing widely throughout the Indian spacialy in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan.. In the Traditional system of medicine (TCM) like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani, medicinal uses have been described as it is works in disease of every system. Swertiamarin, gentiocrucine, enicoflavine, apigenin, genkwanin, isovitexin, swertisin saponarin, ophelic acid, heptacosane, oelic acid, gentianine, and alkaloids are mainly believed to be responsible for its wide therapeutic actions. It is used as antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiarrheal, anticancer, antidiabetic, antihypertensive and hepatoprotective agent. The present article attempts to provide comprehensive information on pharmacological properties of Enicostemma littorale for further research.

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