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Phytochemical Study of White Variety Seed of Abrus Precatorius. Linn (Leguminosae) an Unexplored Medicinal Plant of India

Authors(3) :-Jyoti Randhawane, Shinde, Dr. Shobha Borhade

Plant medicines are great importance in the primary healthcare in many developing countries. According to World Health Organization (WHO) still about 80% of the world population rely mainly on plant-based drugs. In Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani, utilizing a large number of medicinal plants were used for the treatment of human diseases [1].The medicinal plants occupied a unique place in human life. It provides more information about the use of plants or plant parts as medicine[2]. Medicinal plants are one of the most sensitive commodity areas of research in the world today. The medicinal plants have been used by humans from the pre-historical times.Medicinal plants play a vital role in drug discovery . About 50 drugs have been discovered from ethnobotanical leads by translating folk knowledge into new pharmaceuticals [3]. Plant-based drugs used in the traditional medicine have paid great attention because it is easily available, less expensive and also have no side effects [4].Plants have the ability to synthesize a wide verity of phytochemical compounds as secondary metabolites. Many of the phytochemicals have been used to effectively treat the various ailments for mankind. The evaluation of these drugs is primarily based on phytochemical, pharmacological and allied approaches including various instrumental techniques such chromatography, microscopy and others. With the emerging worldwide interest in adopting and studying traditional systems and exploiting their potential based on different health care systems, the evaluation of the rich heritage of traditional medicine is essential[5]. World Health Organization has made an attempt to identify all medicinal plants used globally and listed more than 20,000 species. Most of the medicinal plant parts are used as raw drugs and they possess varied medicinal properties [6].Plants have a great potential for producing new drugs and used in traditional medicine to treat chronic and even infectious diseases [7]. India has a unique position in the world, where a number of recognized indigenous systems of medicine are available for the health care of people. No doubts that the herbal drugs are popular among rural and urban community of India. The demands for plant based medicines are increasing very fast in India. Among the traditional system of medicine Abrus precatorius L is one of the important herb commonly known as Indian licorice Fabaceae.
Jyoti Randhawane, Shinde, Dr. Shobha Borhade
Medicinal Plants, World Health Organization, Abrus Seeds, Ulcerogenic
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 10 | November-December 2017
  Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 68-72
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1731016
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Jyoti Randhawane, Shinde, Dr. Shobha Borhade, "Phytochemical Study of White Variety Seed of Abrus Precatorius. Linn (Leguminosae) an Unexplored Medicinal Plant of India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 10, pp.68-72, November-December-2017.
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