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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 13, No. 4, 2016, pp. 88-96
Bioline Code: tc16092
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2016, pp. 88-96

 en ETHNOBOTANICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF Leptadenia pyrotechnica check for this species in other resources (Forssk.) Decne.: A REVIEW
Idrees, Saiba; Qureshi, Rahmatullah; Bibi, Yameen; Ishfaq, Aqsa; Khalid, Nadia; Iftikhar, Anam; Shabir, Anam; Riaz, Iqra; Saboon & Ahmad, Nabeela

Abstract

Background: Leptadenia pyrotechnica check for this species in other resources is traditionally used for treating various diseases. This species holds variety of bioactive constituents that trigger healing properties. The present review was aimed to analyze nutritional, phytochemical and pharmacological activities of L. pyrotechnica.
Materials and Methods: The present review regarding Leptadenia pyrotechnica (Forssk.) Decne. Is the compilation of data from the previous research works conducted by various scientists across the world. Various published papers, medicinal plant databases, etc were utilized to compile the information.
Results: L. pyrotechnica is a wonderful desert plant belongs to the family Asclepiadaceae This plant possesses antifungal, antibacterial, anticancer, antioxidant, wound healing, anthelmintic, antiatheroscloretic, hypolipidemic, antdiabetic and hepatoprotective activities coupled with other multifarious uses. Almost all plant parts are used in the traditional medicinal system to treat various disorders.
Conclusion: This review includes the substance of different ethnobotanical uses, phytochemistry and exclusive capability of this plant in the field of anti-microbial and human disease activities.

Keywords
Leptadenia pyrotechnica; Biological activities; Desert plant; Ethnobotanical; Phytochemical activity; phytochemistry

 
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