Medicinal use of Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr.: An short review

Ravishankar Rai, V. and Rajesh, P. S. and Kim, H. M. (2013) Medicinal use of Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr.: An short review. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, 13 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2211-1069

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The increasing in drug/antibiotics resistance by microorganisms finds the search for the new drugs with better results. Coscinium fenestratum considered as a critically endangered medicinal plant belongs to the family Menispermaceae. It is commonly found in Western Ghats of India and Sri Lanka. It is one among the families having several medicinal values from root to fruit. In the traditional medicine system, the plant has been used for treating diabetes mellitus and commonly known to be active ingredients with diverse therapeutic purposes. The stem of the plant has anti-microbial, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidants properties and used for curing diseases. The root of Coscinium fenestratum is considered to be a bitter tonic, used in dressing wounds, treating ulcers and used as stomachic and antiseptic. The extract of the stem is useful in snake-bites and the stem bark is useful in treating intermittent fevers. This plant is used in combination with other medicinal plants, in the traditional methods of treating herpes in coastal Karnataka, India.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: article, human, priority journal, antidiabetic activity, diabetes mellitus, nonhuman, plant stem, antiinflammatory activity, antioxidant activity, plant extract, unclassified drug, bark, plant root, drug structure, antioxidant, inflammation, antibacterial activity, neoplasm, antiinfective agent, drug mechanism, analgesic activity, antihypertensive activity, bacterial infection, analgesic agent, antineoplastic agent, paclitaxel, antiinflammatory agent, fever, jaundice, hypertension, antiproliferative activity, herbaceous agent, wound, antihypertensive agent, ulcer, snake venom antiserum, snakebite, antimalarial agent, antidiabetic agent, berberine, Coscinium fenestratum extract, Menispermaceae, central nervous system depression, camptothecin, Human immunodeficiency virus infection, acne, anti acne agent, antivirus agent, central depressant agent, coscinium fenestratum, dysentery, eye disease, herpes simplex, oligophrenia, vinblastine, vincristine
Subjects: B Life Science > Microbiology
Divisions: Department of > Microbiology
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 05:25
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 05:25

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