PDF | Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall. is an important plant employed in various indigenous systems of medicine against several diseases, and almost every. Holarrhena Antidysenterica is a very significant herbal drug in Unani system of medicine and Ayurvedic system of medicine. This meticulous. Holarrhena antidysenterica. PlantID, Botanical Name, Holarrhena antidysenterica. Common Name, Kurchi. Classification.

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Uses of Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall. | National Innovation Foundation-India

Seeds are 8 mm long or more, linear oblong, tipped with spreading deciduous coma of brown hair, 2—2. Its uses are mentioned in the classical Ayurvedic literature and by many folklore claims. The flowers are beautiful with oblong petals which are rounded at the tip, and remind one of frangipani. Credibility of traditional knowledge — The criterion of multilocational and multiethnic use. Traditional Phytotherapy amongst the tribals of Varanasi district of UP. J Homeopathy Ayurvedic Med.

Anti-malarial activity of Holarrhena antidysenterica and Viola canescens, plants traditionally used against malaria holarrnena the Garhwal region of North-West Himalaya. Studies on the in vitro and in vivo antiurolithic activity of Holarrhena antidysenterica. Computation of in vivo antidiabetic activity of Hplarrhena antidysenterica seeds extracts in Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

HA is categorized as a deciduous, laticiferous shrub or a small tree, which attains a height up to 13 m and a girth of 1. Certain potential crude drugs used by tribals of Nallamalai, Andhra Pradesh for skin disease. Conessine as a larval growth inhibitor, sterilant, and antifeedant from Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall. White flowers appear in corymb-like cymes, cm across, at the end of branches.


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Further fractions of the extract were studied, and it was observed that, chloroform-soluble fraction showed the highest anticancer potential against human cancer cell lines. HA seed ethanolic extract prevents streptozotocin-induced BW loss and hyperglycemia when administered for 28 consecutive days.

Application of this herb is useful in Rh. Uses of Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall. HA inhibits the stable toxin production and prevents its intestinal secretions, which leads to a decrease in the virulence of enterotoxigenic ETEC antidysentfrica. Kumar S, Yadav A. Bull Dep Med Sci. In vitro cytotoxic activity of leaves extracts of Holarrhena antidysenterica against some human cancer cell lines.

Many researchers who reported antidiabetic properties of HA have also reported its antihyperlipidemic activity.

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It is abundant in India, especially in the Himalayan ranges. Apocynaceae Holarrhea family Synonyms: Its seeds are mainly used as an antidiabetic remedy. Recent Res Sci Technol.

Gaidhani2 and S. The Wrightia tinctoria bark is used as an adulterant for HA. Antidiabetic efficacy of ethanolic extract of Holarrhena antidysenterica seeds in streptozotocin—induced diabetic rats and its influence on certain biochemical parameters.

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It is classically known for curing Pravahika amebiasisAtisara diarrheaJwaratisara secondary diarrheaAsra blood or blood-related disordersKustha skin disorder antidysentericq, and Trsna thirst. Chaturvedi and Singh reported various side effects observed in four clinical individuals given 4 g powder of HA bark in three divided doses for 15 consecutive days.

Financial support and sponsorship Nil. Int J Trop Insect Antidysenteria. Corymbose are terminal and sessile; bracts are small and ciliate; and pedicels are slender. The ethanolic extract was found beneficial against lung, colon, liver, oral, ovarian, cervical, and neural cancer cell lines.


In Ayurveda, this plant is used in classical formulations, namely, Kutajarishta, Kutajavleha and Kutajghan vati, Mahamanjishtadi Kashayam, Stanyashodhana Kashaya, and Patoladi Choornam. Short stem has pale bark and several branches.

PawarShrirang B. References on its use in states of Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Assam are reported and are compiled in this review.

One spoonful is taken orally to combat the disease- Chandan Kumar, East Champaran, Bihar Uses described in Literature Dried bark powder is given orally to cure stomachache 87 ; seeds are ground into a powder, a dose of g of the powder is given with water as an antidote and a paste of the seeds is also applied locally to relieve pain and swelling on poisonous bites Antidyxenterica symptoms were sensation of heat in abdomen and head, nausea, flatulence, constipation, agitation, nervousness and insomnia, vertigo, syncope, weakness and emptiness, xerostomia, and lightness of body.

Steroidal alkaloids from Holarrhena antidysenterica as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and the investigation for structure-activity relationships.

The plant is also of extreme economic importance. Paste is prepared from the bark. Equal amount of leaves of kurchi and Cyperus rotundus L.