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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:11, November, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 1532-1537

A Review on the Pharmacology of Holostemma ada-kodien – A Vulnerable Medicinal Plant
Siddharuda Tuppad1*, G. Raviraja Shetty1, Laxmi Mastiholi1, M.S. Sandesh1,K. Souravi2 and P.E. Rajasekharan2
1Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, College of Horticulture, Mudigere-577132, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences,Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
2Division of Plant Genetic Resources, ICAR- IIHR, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Holostemma ada-kodien is a vulnerable medicinal species belongs to family asclepiadaceae, commonly known as Jeevanti, is being used since the ancient time, in the form of the drug Jivanthi. It has been attributed to contain numerous medicinal properties and is of very high commercial value. The tuberous roots of H. ada-kodien are used in herbal formulas. It contains the terpenoid sugar which has been studied for its various medicinal activities such as antipyretic, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial, and anthelmintic activity. This review is a comprehensive overview about the existing pharmacology of H. ada-kodien, helping to fuel further research in the various unexplored activities that are attributable to this plant.

Keywords: Holostemma ada-kodien, Vulnerable species, Medicinal uses, Pharmacological activity.

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Siddharuda Tuppad, G. Raviraja Shetty, Laxmi Mastiholi, M.S. Sandesh, K. Souravi and Rajasekharan, P.E. 2017. A Review on the Pharmacology of Holostemma ada-kodien – A Vulnerable Medicinal Plant.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 1532-1537. doi:
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