Chaudhari R. D, Girase P. R, Suryawanshi H. P, Pawar S. P
Chaudhari R. D*, Girase P. R, Suryawanshi H. P, Pawar S. P.
P. S. G. V. P. Mandal’s, College of Pharmacy, Shahada (MS)
Volume - 8,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2018
Tridax procumbens Linn belongs to the family Asteraceae. The various extracts of Tridax procumbens have been used as indigenous medicine for a variety of diseases and disorders in human beings as well as animals. It has been extensively used in Indian traditional medicine for wound healing, as anticoagulant, in fungal infection, in diarrhea and dysentery, as antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory. Leaf extracts are used to treat infectious skin diseases in folk medicines. It is also dispensed as ‘Bhringraj’ which is well known ayurvedic medicine for liver disorders. Plants contain phenols or their oxygen substituted derivatives which are mostly secondary metabolites. At least 12,000 have been isolated. These substances serve as plant defense mechanisms against predation by microbes, insects, herbivores. It also contains terpenoides and flavoring agents etc.
Cite this article:
Chaudhari R. D, Girase P. R, Suryawanshi H. P, Pawar S. P. A Review on Tridax procumbens Linn. Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 2018; 8 (3):158-160. doi: 10.5958/2231-5713.2018.00025.9