DIGITALIS PURPUREA: AN OVERVIEW ON PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROFILEAbstract
Digitalis purpurea commonly known as foxgloves belong to the genus Digitalis, which is a member of the family Plantaginaceae. Due to their effectivity in the treatment of heart insufficiency, cardenolides from Digitalis have been used extensively worldwide. Digitalis purpurea is the most important source of cardiac glycosides or cardenolides, volatile oil, fatty matter, starch, gum, and sugars. They possessed cardiovascular, cytotoxic, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, insecticidal, immunological, hepatoprotective, neuro-protective and cardioprotective effects. This review highlights the plant profile, history, chemical constituents, chemical test, traditional uses, drug interaction and pharmacological effects of Digitalis purpurea.
M. Jadhav, S. Ghanghav and N. Singh *
Shreeyash Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.
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