PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL POTENTIAL OF VIOLA ODORATAAbstract
Sweet violet also known as the Viola odorata, blooms in continental climate conditions in early spring with delicate flowers of attractive scent. It has been traditionally the part of various indigenous preparations and being used to cure respiratory and inflammatory conditions. The present review article is an attempt to cover recent developments in the phytochemical and pharmacological potential of drug Viola odorata contains an alkaloid, glycoside, saponins, methyl salicylate, mucilage, and vitamin C. Traditionally V. odorata is worthwhile to cure Jaundice. V. odorata has shown anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antibacterial activity, hepatoprotective activity. Further investigations are exploring the possible use of these phytochemicals as pharmacological agents are warranted. The article reviews is an attempt to compile and documented information on a different aspect of Viola odorata pharmacological properties and highlight the need for research and their potential development.
P. Mittal *, V. Gupta , M. Goswami , N. Thakur and P. Bansal
University Institute of Bio and Pharma Sciences, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Chandigarh, India
29 January 2015
25 March 2015
28 April 2015
01 May 2015