A review on pharmacognostical and phytochemical study of (Digera muricata L.)
P Manimekalai, R Kaveena, S Naveena, S Nivetha and N Nivetha
The conventional medicine practitioners use the medicinal plants extensively in their day-to-day work to treat different diseases. The most useful traditional medicinal plant in India is Digera muricata (Amaranthaceae). While no such phytopharmacological research has been undertaken, it is still regarded as a promising source of specific natural products for medication production and battle against different diseases. The Digera muricata has demonstrated numerous pharmacological activities in each portion of its Allied Species (leaves, bovine, base, seed, root and also entire herb) including prophylactic, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-testicular, anthelmintic, allelopathic, and defensive effects thus utilized in the treatment of renal disorders, kidney stones, defective proteins, nephrotoxicity, dysfunctional proteins, increase level of urine creatinine, protein, nitrite, stercobilinogen, red blood cells, leucocytes count and levels of blood urea nitrogen. It is also observed to be successful against human carcinogenicity and also induces degradation of glutathione, contributing to intracellular oxidative stress. This study summarizes Digera muricata's literature on botanical and pharmacological discourse.
P Manimekalai, R Kaveena, S Naveena, S Nivetha, N Nivetha. A review on pharmacognostical and phytochemical study of (Digera muricata L.). J Med Plants Stud 2020;8(5):52-56. DOI: 10.22271/plants.2020.v8.i5a.1196