THERAPEUTIC AND MEDICINAL USES OF LATAKASTURI: A REVIEW

Dr. Nidhi Garg, Dr. Akhil Jain

Abstract


Traditional and complementary medicine has helped discover several medicinally important herbs,understand their mechanism of action and use them as drugs to treat serious medical conditions .Herbal medicine is playing an essential role in health care, with about 75–80% of the world’s population relying mainly on the use of traditional or alternative systems of medicines for their primary health care. Abelmoschus moschatus Medik., commonly known as musk okra belonging to the family Malvaceae, is used traditionally in the treatment of various health ailments throughout the world. The plant has been extensively studied by various researchers for its biological activities and therapeutic potentials. The present review summarizes information published in various academic journals and books, covering folkloric uses, chemical compositions, pharmacological activities of the extracts and isolated compounds, and safety profile of A. moschatus for further research studies.


Keywords


Abelmoschus moschatus, Malvaceae, myricetin

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