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EUPHORBIA HIRTA LINN - A REVIEW ON TRADITIONAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY

Asha.S, Deevika.B, Mohamad Sadiq.A*

Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Abstract


Euphorbia hirta Linn. is a small herb, belongs to family Euphorbiaceae , distributed throughout the hotter part of India, often found in waste places along the roadsides. The plant parts are widely used in traditional system of medicines, in the treatment of respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, wound healing, pulmonary disorders, urinogenital disorders, tumors, lactation in women etc. The plant has also been used as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antidiabetic and free radical scavenging, anti allergic, analgesic and antianaphylactic, antioxytic, sedative, antiarthritic, antidiarrhoeal, spasmogenic, antithrombocytopenic, diuretic, GI tract, burn wound healing, immune stimulatory, sperm motility, genotoxic, synergic, antiviral, antihelmentic, immunoprohylatic, antimalarial, antimicrobial, herbicidal, antimolluscidal, larvicidal property and so on. In this report we explore investigations related to taxonomy, monographs, distribution, morphology, phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacological uses of the plant.

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