A review on levodopa and beta-sitosterol and its pharmacological actions in Bauhinia racemosa, Canavalia gladiata, Vigna vexillata medicinal plants
Shardul S Kulkarni, Ratnakar B Lanjewar and Sunita M Gadegone
Healing with medicinal plants is as old as mankind itself. The connection between man and his search for drugs in nature dates from the far past, of which there is ample evidence from various sources: written documents, preserved monuments, and even original plant medicines. In the last few years there has been an exponential growth in the field of herbal medicine and these drugs are gaining popularity both in developing and developed countries because of their natural origin and lesser side effects. Based on current research and financial investments, medicinal plants will seemingly, continue to play an important role as a health aid.
The use of Ayurvedic medicines is common in both adults and children and is increasing in many areas of the world. Many traditional medicines in use are derived from medicinal plants, minerals and organic matter. This paper will discuss the benefits with use of levodopa and beta-sitosterol. The current review focuses on uses of Levodopa and Beta-sitosterol and medicinal plants which contain levodopa and beta-sitosterol. Bauhinia racemosa, Canavalia Gladiata, Vigna vexillata contains many phyto-constituents so there is major scope for phyto-constituents analysis of this underutilised plants.
Shardul S Kulkarni, Ratnakar B Lanjewar, Sunita M Gadegone. A review on levodopa and beta-sitosterol and its pharmacological actions in Bauhinia racemosa, Canavalia gladiata, Vigna vexillata medicinal plants. J Med Plants Stud 2016;4(4):259-264.