Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2017

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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A Standardized Updated Review Article of Ichnocarpus frutescens Plant

Address:   Prathib B*, Nikhil P Varghese*, Virupaksha J. H, Kuppast I. J.
Department of Pharmacology, National College of Pharmacy, Balraj Urs Road, Shivamogga (Dist) - 577201, Karnataka.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5836.2017.00006.4

Ichnocarpus frutescens R.Br (Family: Apocyanaceae) is an ever green medicinal herb found almost throughout Asia and other regions. The whole part of Ichnocarpus was (root, flowers and leaves) reported to use for various medical illness such as, demulcent, syphilis, loss of sensation and hemiplegia, head aches fevers, wounds between fingers tonic, diaphoretic, diuretic and dyspepsia and skin troubles. It is mainly administered with milk for diabetes mellitus, excretion of the stone in the bladder and purification of blood. Phytochemical studies on the various parts of Ichnocarpus have revealed the presence of phenylpropanoids, phenolic acids, carbohydrates, saponins, proteins, amino acids, coumarines, alkaloids, flavonoids, sterols and pentacyclic triterpenoids. Pharmacological investigations have demonstrated that Ichnocarpus possess antiinflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, membranestabilizer, hepatoprotective, antiurolithiatic, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, cardioprotective, antioxidant, antihyperlipidemicand cytoprotective activities.
Ichnocarpus frutescens, Antibacterial, Antidiabetic, Antioxidant
Prathib B, Nikhil P Varghese, Virupaksha J. H, Kuppast I. J. A Standardized Updated Review Article of Ichnocarpus frutescens Plant. Res. J. Pharmacology & Pharmacodynamics.2017; 9(1): 31-34.
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