Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension

Volume: 2

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Phytotherapy has the potential to give patients long term benefits with less or no side effects. This is the second volume of the series. This volume brings 11 chapters that cover updates on general ...
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Monograph on Premna serratifolia Linn.

Pp. 204-212 (9)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681081618116020013

Author(s): Smitha Rani, T.N.K. Suriyaprakash, S. Lakshmana Prabu


Millions of people all over the world are using herbal medicines from thousands of years, due to their great interest in traditional medicines and they believe that herbal medicines are effective for the treatment of certain diseases. Premna serratifolia L. is an important medicinal shrub used in traditional system of medicines as antidiabetic, cardio tonic, antibiotic, anti-coagulant, carminative, hepatoprotective, anti-tumor etc. The different parts of the plant like leaves, stem, stem barks, root, root barks and wood have been used for extraction purpose. The chemical constituents or secondary metabolites found are mainly alkaloids, terpenoids, phenolic compounds, flavanoids and amino acids. The study suggests that the plant Premna serratifolia L. is a potent source for phytomedicine development in the future.


Premna, verbenaceaec, antihypertensive, cardiac stimulant, hepatoprotective.