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Pharmacological Activities of Dodonaea viscosa: A Perspective Review

Author(s): Devi Rajeswari. V*, Gajalakshmi. S, Jayanthi. P, Vijayalakshmi. S

Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research
ISSN 0974-6943

Volume: 4;
Issue: 10;
Start page: 3331;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Migrain | Antiserotonergic activity | Abrus precatorius | sumatriptan.

India possess a rich tradition of plant-based knowledge on healthcare systems. Medicinal plants were the richest source of India with many traditional uses. Manyof the pharmacological and Pharmacognostical studies of the medicinal plants revealed their active application in the field of medicine as they possess certainnutrient and non nutrient substances that protects and prevents the body from various diseases. They attains a great attention in the present world due to the sideeffects of the synthetic drugs on the human life. Dodonaea viscosa Linn. is an evergreen woody perennial shrub with a native of Australia, indigenous and was laterwide spread throughout the region of tropics. Various plant parts such as stem, leaves, seeds, roots, bark and aerial parts were used as the antibacterial, analgesicantiviral, anti-inflammatory , antiulcer and antioxidant agent in traditional system of medicine. The present review was done to give a detailed survey of theliterature on the plants pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, traditional and pharmacological uses.

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