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617-1914-1-PB.pdf
International Journal of Bioassays (2013)
  • Satish Bhalerao, Wilson College
Abstract
Eclipta alba (L.) commonly known as bhringraj as well as false daisy, is a species of plant in the family
Asteraceae. It is a weed which grows in tropical and subtropical regions all over the world. It is widely dispersed
throughout India, Brazil, Thailand, and China. Vernacular names of the plant include bhangaara (Hindi), maakaa
(Marathi), bhangaro (Guajarati), kesuriya (Bengali), galagara (Telugu). Eclipta alba has been traditionally used in folk
remedy, both Ayurveda and Siddha. The herb Eclipta alba contains many bioactive components such as coumestans
i.e. wedelolactone and demethylwedelolactone, triterpenes, flavonoids, steroids, polypeptides, polyacetylenes and
thiophene-derivatives. The plant is known to have some important pharmacological activities such as antimicrobial,
antinociceptive, analgesic, antiinflammatory, antiviral, hepatoprotective, immunomodulatory activity, etc.
Keywords
  • Asteraceae,
  • Eclipta alba (L.),
  • Coumestans,
  • Pharmacological.
Disciplines
Publication Date
Spring September 17, 2013
Citation Information
Satish Bhalerao. "617-1914-1-PB.pdf" International Journal of Bioassays (2013) p. 1443 - 1447 ISSN: ISSN: 2278-778X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/satish-bhalerao/3/