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Articles by Rafia Rasool
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  Rafia Rasool and Bashir A. Ganai
  The phytotherapeutic approach is one of the ways for modern drug development and many synthetic drugs are being developed on the prototype analogues isolated from plant bioactive principles. One of such widely used plants is self-heal (Prunella vulgaris L.), an ancient therapy used for pain in the throat, fevers and accelerating wound healing. The different health benefits of P. vulgaris for a wide variety of diseases, including cancers, viral and inflammatory diseases, were recently reported. Many of these effects of P. vulgaris are related to the presence of rosamarinic acid, betulinic acid, prunellin and many other bioactive principles which make the plant interesting for antiviral, immunomodulatory and antiproliferative studies. This article provides a review of the data of this commonly used medicinal plant in number of countries. And in addition directs us for judicious use of such valuable species under scientific supervision so as to yield maximum health benefits.
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