Review on Cissampelos Pareira & Cyclea Peltata (Patha Dwaya) - Phyto-Pharmacological Perspectives

  • Suman Singh
  • Nishteswar K
Keywords: Laghupatha, Rajpatha, Cissampelos pareira, Cyclea peltata, alkaloids, Menispermaceae, Patha

Abstract

Patha is a widely used drug in Ayurveda. Botanical source of the Laghupatha and Rajpatha are Cissampelos pareira and Cyclea peltata respectively, which belongs to the Menispermaceae family. They contain many alkaloids like hayatine, hayatinine, hayatidine and other bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloids, berberines etc. which are found to be responsible for its various activities like anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antihaemorrhagic, gastroprotective, antioxidant, cardioprotective etc. The present review study is an attempt to provide reported information on its phyto-constituents, and pharmacological activites.

Author Biographies

Suman Singh
M.D(Ayu) 2nd yr scholar, Dravyaguna Department, I.P.G.T & R.A, Jamnagar
Nishteswar K

Head of Department, Dravyaguna , I.P.G.T & R.A , G.A.U., Jamnagar

Published
2013-12-09
Section
Review Articles