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Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2014  |  Volume: 14  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 52 - 59

Pharmacological Evaluation of an Ethnomedicinal and Endangered Desert Plant: Mimosa hamata

Nakuleshwar Dut Jasuja, Richa Saxena, Subhash Chandra, Shilpa Bhargava and S.C. Joshi    

Abstract: Plant derived medicinal products have been used for centuries in every culture throughout the world. Mimosa hamata possesses a vast ethnomedicinal history of heuristic medical value. Ethnomedicinal use of Mimosa hamata has been known since time immemorial and this plant were used to cure diseases and to maintain good health. M. hamata whole plant are used in traditional systems of medicine for treating various diseases. M. hamata exhibited higher antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities. Some bioactive constituents of this plant were thoroughly reviewed and discussed based on literatures. M. hamata has been claimed as folk medicinal plant but little is known about the phytochemicals and pharmacognostical information. There is a need to review this plant in order to provide scientific information for its application in traditonal and biological medicinal system.

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