HYPERICUM OBLONGIFOLIUM A REVIEWAbstract
Since ancient times, Hypericum species have been used in traditional therapy to treat various complaints. The plant has an important role in medicine and public health. Hypericum oblongifolium is a shrub and is mostly found in hilly areas, commonly called abheda and peoli. Literature review for various articles and journals of traditional Indian medicine revealed that H. oblong folium has a lot of medicinal properties. Leaves, flowers and stems have been reported for medicinal activity. It is traditionally determined that they had been reported for treating respiratory disease, gastric ulcer, snake bite, wound, boils, etc. The plant has also been reported for various pharmacological aspects as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic activity, etc. However, limited research has been performed on this plant for exploring these traditional uses. The present review explores its biological description, distribution, chemical constituents, pharmacological and traditional activities of H. oblong folium.
Shubhangi Mehra * and Archana Negi Sah
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Technology, Kumaun University Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.
16 July 2021
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