A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON COMMELINA BENGHALENSIS L. (COMMELINACEAE)Abstract
For a very long time, plants have been used worldwide as a natural medicine to treat human diseases, and it has been in many parts of the world, plants are used as a safe source of drugs to cure several diseases and conditions through complementary medicine system. In tropical Asia and Africa, Commelina benghalensis is a native plant and is known to have significant pharmacological activities. This plant has different groups of active biological compounds which provide C. benghalensis with such a wide range of pharmacological activities. C. benghalensis has been traditionally used for the treatment of many different diseases such as burns, leprosy, sore throat, pain and inflammations and also uses as an emollient, demulcent and laxative. Several research papers on the pharmacological, biological and isolation of metabolites and biologically active compounds of this plant have already been done worldwide. However, many areas of study for the complete evaluation of the therapeutic values of this plant still need to be conducted. This paper briefly reviews the pharmacological status of C. benghalensis. Furthermore, this review paper is the first and most updated literature review on the plant- Commelina benghalensis.
P. R. Orni, H. J. Shetu, T. Khan, S. S. B. Rashed and P. R. Dash *
Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Bangladesh.
10 August 2018
26 September 2018
30 September 2018
01 October 2018