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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 108-116
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2011.108.116
Aristolochia indica L.: A Review
Abhijit Dey and Jitendra Nath De

Abstract:
Aristolochia indica L. (Aristolochiaceae) has long been used in Indian subcontinent in the traditional system of medicine to treat cholera, fever, bowel troubles, ulcers, leprosy, skin diseases, menstrual problems and snakebites. The plant is also used as emmenagogue, abortifacient, antineoplastic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antifertility and antispermatogenic agent. Aristolochic acid, a major active constituent of the plant is reported to cause cancer, nephropathy, sister chromatid exchange and is a potent abortifacient. The present review deals with the different scientific studies and reports available in different aspects of this plant in the areas of Morpho-taxonomy, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Medicoethnobotany, Tissue culture and Chromosomal study.
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How to cite this article:

Abhijit Dey and Jitendra Nath De, 2011. Aristolochia indica L.: A Review. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 10: 108-116.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2011.108.116

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajps.2011.108.116

 
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