A WILD TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANT ANGEL’S TRUMPET (BRUGMANSIA SUAVELENS FAMILY- SOLANACEAE): AN OVERVIEWAbstract
Brugmanisa suaveolens, also known as the angel’s trumpet and a member of the Solanaceae family, is found throughout Asia, India, Europe, Australia, and North and South America. This study looks at current information on the distribution, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of Brugmansia suaveolens (Solanaceae) utilizing the extracts or chemical compounds at this time, as found in various search engines. This plant has been used in traditional medicine throughout cultures as a muscle relaxant, nematicide, aphrodisiac, hallucinogen, and treatment for inflammation, rheumatism, asthma, and allergies. Hyoscyamine, a tropane alkaloid, is a key bioactive component of the plant with anticancer action. Additionally, hazardous consequences such as severe anticholinergic symptoms like delirium, hallucinations, and psychosis may be caused by this herb. Different chemical substances have been detected in the plant’s flowers, fruits, stems, and roots, including alkaloids, volatile chemicals (mostly terpenes), coumarins, flavonoids, steroids, and hydrocarbons. Atropine and scopolamine are primarily responsible for the plant’s toxicity. According to pharmacological research, an aqueous extract has an antinociceptive impact on mice. The ethanolic extract, on the other hand, exhibited nematocidal action in-vitro.
Alka Tailwal *, Arvind Negi and Vinita Chauhan
Department of Pharmacognosy, GRD (PG) IMT, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
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