PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF POLYGONUM VISCOSUM: A REVIEWAbstract
Polygonum viscosum, belonging to the family Polygonaceae, is an annual herb which is highly distributed in Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Japan, and India. Like any other plant of the genus Polygonum, P. viscosum is significant from both phytochemical and pharmacological properties. Findings regarding the use of this plant in pain, fever, tumor, infection, inflammation, blood clots and so forth mark it as a valuable and noteworthy plant. According to our knowledge, there are very few studies presently available that document all the biological activities of P. viscosum. Hence, the following review gives a critical assessment of the literature to date and is the first review on the mentioned plant combining the limited research data found on Polygonum viscosum.
A. Mahmood, N. B. Mahbub, S. Hossain, Z. Raisa and P. R. Dash *
Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
30 November 2018
05 January 2019
19 January 2019
31 January 2019