A rare medicinal herb Lagerstroemia parviflora (ROXB)
Himani Jaisinghani and Pooja Magarde
Since antiquity, the herb Lagerstroemia parviflora (ROXB) has been employed as a key treatment in traditional systems of medicine. Lagerstroemia parviflora Roxb (L. parviflora) is utilised in numerous systems of medicine for several diseases, in addition to its ancient historical applications. Phytochemicals are a term used to describe the bioactive molecules generated by plants. Phenols, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, alkaloids, fixed oil, and lipids were found in the phytochemical constituents. The herb is often used by indigenous women to help them overcome breastfeeding issues. Traditional tradition said that the whole plant may be utilised to treat intestinal constriction and syphilis. This herb may also successfully manage cough, fever, asthma, and bronchitis. Until recently, very little scientific research on this plant has been done. Antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anti-diarrheal, cytotoxic, xanthine oxidase inhibition, anti-obesity, and anti-fibrotic properties have all been discovered capabilities are among the species' pharmacological qualities. The primary purpose of the review was to look into the antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties of Lagerstroemia parviflora Roxb's leaves.