In vitro antioxidant potential evaluation of Euphorbia hirta L. This systematic review pools the available scientific data on the effectiveness of E. Antifungal activity An ethanolic extract of E. Anti-D immune globulin therapy in some instances is used for severe thrombocytopenia [ 9 ], but this is expensive making it challenging for developing nations to afford such a treatment regimen. View at Google Scholar J.
Antioxidant activity The aqueous extract of E. India is known worldwide for its Ayurvedic treatment. Therefore, the present review intends to provide a comprehensive account of available scientific evidence to validate the effectiveness of E. Introduction Dengue is a viral disease that impose the greatest human and economic burden in tropical and subtropical regions [ 1 ]. Similarly, in another study, when the expressed juice of E. It was stated that both topical applications and oral treatments are recommended in traditional practice [ 20 ]. The two ethnobotanical surveys conducted on E.
Potential Use of Euphorbia hirta for Dengue: A Systematic Review of Scientific Evidence
The fruits are yellow, three- celled, hairy, keeled capsules, mm in diameter, containing three brown, four-sided, angular, wrinkled seeds. The latex of E. Antibacterial activities and toxicological potentials of crude ethanolic extracts of Euphorbia hirta.
Simultaneously, the clotting time was decreased in E. The literature survey revealed that E. It is estimated that around 70, plant species have been used for medicinal purposes. It is characterized by the presence of white milky latex which is more or less toxic.
Moreover, flavonoids can improve megakaryocytes to produce sufficient numbers of platelets and to modulate the platelet counts [ 20 ]. Anti-inflammatory activity The n -hexane extract of aerial parts of E.
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Indian medicinal plants with illustrations. A significant platelet increase was also observed in the patients of 30—55 age group following the treatment with E. Synthetic drugs are effective in controlling different diseases but these synthetic drugs are out of reach of millions of people.
This reduction in bleeding time by E. Decoction of fresh herbs is used as gargle for the treatment of thrush. Hence, this study indicates that the E.
Euphorbia hirta: Its chemistry, traditional and medicinal uses, and pharmacological activities
Antidiarrheic activity of quercitrin in mice and rats. The fruits are yellow, three- celled, hairy, keeled capsules, mm in diameter, containing three brown, four-sided, angular, wrinkled seeds. The antidiarrheal effect of the herb decoction was studied in mice. The literature survey revealed that E. Further purification of ethyl acetate fractions of the plant revealed 9 compounds which may exert an antidengue effect individually or synergistically [ 24 ].
The extract is noncytotoxic and antibacterial. J Indian Bot Soc. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The herbs provide the starting litetature for reeview synthesis of conventional drugs. It was assumed that these compounds individually or synergistically may have contributed to antidengue activity [ 24 ]. There are many other species of Euphorbia which are used in traditional medicines.
The antidiarrheal effect of the herb decoction was studied in mice. In addition, it was assumed that the anti-inflammatory potential of flavonoids may have contributed to the alleviation of flu-like symptoms in dengue patients following the treatment with E.
Antidiarrheal activity of Euphorbia hirta extract and isolation of an active flavanoid constituent. In the present review, we have made an attempt to provide the mophological, phytochemical, ethnopharmacological, and pharmacological information on E.
Nil Conflict of Interest: Effect on urine output and electrolytes Ethanolic and aqueous leaf extracts of E. This systematic review pools the available scientific data on the effectiveness of E.
It exhibited a dose-dependent effect. After removing duplicates, the total number of articles included in the present review was eight. Hirt review describes the medicinal properties, chemical constituents, and other important aspects of Euphorbia hirta. Some drugs from Ayurveda approaches modern diseases, have already reached the market place.