Hygrophila spinosa T. Anderson, commonly known as Gokulakanta (Hygrophila) is a well known medicinal plant found in all over India. Hygrophila spinosa T. Anders (Acanthaceae) is described in Ayurvedic literature as Ikshura, Ikshugandha and Kokilasha “having eyes like Kokila or Indian. Hygrophila spinosa on [family ACANTHACEAE ] Verified by Not on sheet, Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine [family ACANTHACEAE ] (stored .

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Red blood cell RBC count, hemoglobin content, and white blood cell count significantly increased to normal after extract treatment of the tumor-bearing mice. Indigenous Drugs of India. The root extracts showed the presence of the nonenzymatic antioxidants, total phenols, flavonoids, and tannins. Antipyretic activity Petroleum ether, chloroform, alcohol, and aqueous extracts of H. This finding supports its traditional use as a diuretic.

The herb exhibits antihepatotoxic activity in dogs. Cultivation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants. How many fingers does the typical human have? Moreover, the leaves show the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, proteins, steroids, glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, phenolic compounds, fats, and oils. Medicinal Plant Lore of the Tribal of Bastar. Antioxidant effects of some ginger constituents. Phalnikar et alanalyzed the oil from the seeds and reported the presence of uronic, palmitic, stearic, oleic, and linoleic acids.

UN Dhur and Sons Pvt. The animals were divided into different groups: Volume 9 Issue 1 Janpp. Institute of Pharmacy Other articles by this author: This method was used to determine the amount of peroxide generated at the initial stage of lipid peroxidation. Anderson on experimental rodents.


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Medicinal plants and primary health care: Sudanese Plants used in folkloric medicine: The spiny stem Photograph by: A respectful treatment of one another is important to us. Kurz Hygrophila schulli Buch. Author information Hygrophilx notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. The results showed that chloroform and alcohol extracts have significant antipyretic activity, but petroleum ether and aqueous extracts failed to lower the raised body temperature in rats.

The seeds are ground into a paste and given in buttermilk for diarrhea.

Citing Articles Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. Volume 6 Issue 1 Jan Anderson, commonly known as Gokulakanta Hygrophila is a well known medicinal plant found in all over India. Hygrophila spinosa T Ander, belonging to the family Acanthaceae, is a promising medicinal plant with great economic potential.

Traditional medicine in healthcare coverage, WHO, Geneva, Indian J Clin Biol. Footnotes Source of Support: Studies on oil from the seeds of Hygrophila spinosa. The obtained result supports the traditional claim of the plant for its antiinflammatory properties. A Compendium of Species. None, Conflict of Interest: The plant is cultivated throughout India.

Chemical investigation of the seeds of Hygrophila spinosa. Some Ayurvedic, Unani and Siddha formulations of the plant are claimed to have anabolic-cum androgenic like activity.


Antioxidant, diuretic, hygrophila spinosaphytochemistry. Apart from the above established studies the plant is traditionally used for the treatment of anasaraca, diseases of urinogenital tract, dropsy of chronic Bright’s disease, hyperdipsia, vesical calculi, flatulence, diarrhea, dysentery, leucorrhoea, gonorrhoea, asthma, blood diseases, gastric diseases, painful micturition, menorrhagea etc. It also inhibited the rapid increase of the body weight of tumor-bearing mice. The antibacterial activity of petroleum ether, chloroform, alcohol, and aqueous extracts of leaves of H.

Antipyretic activity of aqueous extract of leaves of Cocculus hirsutus. Lower the absorbance values exhibited, higher the antioxidant activities of the samples.

Hygrophila spinosa: A comprehensive review

Hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects of Hygrophila auriculata K. Extra pancreatic actions of Hygrophila longifolia. ApigeninO-glucuronide from the flowers of Asteracantha longifolia Nees.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Haematinic effect of Hygrophila spinosa T. Hepatoprotective effect of Hygrophila spinosa and Cassia occidentalis on carbon tetrachloride induced liver damage in experimental rats.

Experimental assessment of relative efficacy of drugs of herbal origin on sexual performance and hormone levels in alcohol exposed and normal rats. Antiinflammatory activity Petroleum ether, chloroform, alcoholic, and aqueous extracts of the leaves of H. Two new compounds from Asteracantha longifolia.