A complete review on traditional Healers-Punarnava
Pooja Khanpara and Ishita Vaishnav
There are 40 species in the genus Boerhavia (Nyctaginaceae), and they are all found in humid, subtropical, and warm climate zones. Since the dawn of time, traditional healers have used several species of this genus to treat a wide range of ailments. Some of them, including antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-asthmatic, anticonvulsant, cytotoxic, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-asthmatic, anticonvulsant, cytotoxic, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and hepatoprotective, have already received scientific validation. While there are still many issues to be resolved. Different categories of chemicals, including alkaloids, flavonoids, rotenoids, and phytosterols, have been isolated from distinct species of this genus. In this study, data on chemicals and drugs from current phytochemical research on a range of plants in the genus Boerhavia are present.