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Dr. Santosh Pawar 




Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 579-585.     |                 Available online, April 26, 2018

Taxonomy, phytochemistry, pharmacology and traditional uses of Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Royle: A Review


Renu*, Satya Narain, Archana Rawat, Jaswinder Kaur, Santosh Kumar and Nahid Fatima



Duthie Herbarium, Department of Botany, University of Allahabad, Allahabad. 211002


Received : 21.03.2018   |   Accepted : 23.04.2018 | Published : 26.04.2018

Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Royle. of family Euphorbiaceae is commonly grown medicinal plant. The plant contains large number of phytochemicals such as alkaloids, triterpenoids, resins, steroids, cardiac glycosides, bergenin, menisdaurin and anthraquinones. The study revealed the plant to be a potential source of nutrition, mineral and drugs. This review aims to provide an up to date overview of the phytochemistry, pharmacological data as well as traditional uses of the plant in view of discussing its medicinal value and potential application in complementary and alternative medicine.


Keywords : Flueggea virosa, Euphorbiaceae, Phytochemistry, Traditional uses.


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Renu, Satya Narain, Archana Rawat, Jaswinder Kaur, Santosh Kumar and Nahid Fatima (2018) Taxonomy, phytochemistry, pharmacology and traditional uses of Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Royle: A Review, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 579-585. 



I thank University Grants Commission, Western Region, Pune, India for providing the financial support. I also thank the College for providing the laboratory facilities.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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