A Phytopharmacological Review of Prospective of Bhrungaraj (Eclipta alba Hassk.)
Eclipta alba Hassk.(compositeae) is an important small branched annual herbaceous plant in AyurvedaÂ Â described first byÂ Bhavprakasha and is widely used for treating various ailments in the Indian system of medicine. Aim: Aim of this review is to provide comprehensive information on the pharmacological activities of various part of Eclipta alba Hassk. Setting and design: This is a contribution which provides a comprehensive review on ethnomedicinal uses, chemical composition, and the pharmacological profile of Eclipta alba Hassk. as an important medicinal plant. Material and methods: All the relevant universally accepted electronic databases were searched with respect to the terms â€œBhrungarajâ€, â€œFalse Daisyâ€, â€œEclipta erecta,â€, â€œEclipta prostate,â€, â€œVerbesina alba, â€& Verbesina prostrateâ€ including Indian classical texts, pharmacopoeias, Ayurvedic books, journals, etc., for information without specific timeline. Complete information of the plant has been collected manually. Result and conclusion: The collected data reflects that many ethnoâ€‘medicinal claims have been confirmed through the modern inâ€‘vitro and in vivo pharmacological studies using different extracts and their isolates of Eclipta alba Hassk. The isolation of active constituents, their biological actions, clinical safety and validation of traditional uses of Eclipta alba could provide leads for further scientific research. The information collected here will be useful to setâ€‘up research protocols for modern drugs and Ayurvedic formulation development.
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