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The Natural Products Journal


ISSN (Print): 2210-3155
ISSN (Online): 2210-3163

Review Article

Compendious Review on Bioactive Constituents and Pharmacotherapeutic Profile of Heliotropium indicum Linn.

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Author(s): Sonia Pahuja, Madhukar Garg, Tripta Kumari, Shiveena Bhatia and Prerna Sarup*

Article ID: e160921188998

DOI: 10.2174/2210315510999201210143445

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Heliotropium indicum Linn. (syn. Tiaridium indicum) is a widespread plant that grows like a weed and is commonly termed as ‘Hatisundu’ (Family: Heliotropiaceae, Subfamily: Boraginaceae). The plant is endogenous to Southern America and has been naturalized in North America, Africa, Asia and Australia. It is utilized worldwide owing to its ethnomedical significance. The folklore uses of the plant include uterine stimulant, antifertility, diuretic agent and many more. The widespread literature studies reveal that the plant possesses varied pharmacological activities including antimicrobial, antinociceptive, anti-ulcer, anti-glaucoma, anti-tuberculosis, and anti-plasmodial and wound healing. The wild occurrence of this species worldwide provides an opportunity to utilize this plant to paramount levels in treating diverse ailments. This review attempts to provide a comprehensive account of phytochemicals present in the different parts of the plant which are in turn responsible for its therapeutic potential.

Keywords: Heliotropium indicum, Heliotropium anisophyllum, indian heliotrope, Indicine, pyrolizidine alkaloids, phytol.

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