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Ipomea hederacea Jacq.: A Medicinal Herb with Promising Health Benefits
AbstractIpomea hederacea Jacq. (kaladana or ivy leaf morning-glory), a member of the family Convolvulaceae, is used primarily for its seeds and recognized for its medicinal properties, especially in Asian countries. This medicinal herb contains various valuable chemical constituents such as ecdysteriods, steroidal glycosides, aromatic acids, triterpenes, amino acids, organic acids, mineral elements and vitamins. A number of pharmacological properties such as diuretic, anthelmintic, blood purifier, deobstruent, laxative, carminative and anti-inflammatory actions have been ascribed to this plant, besides its use to treat abdominal diseases, fevers, headache and bronchitis. This review focuses on compositional, medicinal and therapeutic properties of this plant, as a potential sources of bioactive molecules for medicinal and nutraceutical applications.
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Zia-Ul-Haq, M.; Riaz, M.; Feo, V.D. Ipomea hederacea Jacq.: A Medicinal Herb with Promising Health Benefits. Molecules 2012, 17, 13132-13145.View more citation formats
Zia-Ul-Haq M, Riaz M, Feo VD. Ipomea hederacea Jacq.: A Medicinal Herb with Promising Health Benefits. Molecules. 2012; 17(11):13132-13145.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zia-Ul-Haq, Muhammad; Riaz, Muhammad; Feo, Vincenzo D. 2012. "Ipomea hederacea Jacq.: A Medicinal Herb with Promising Health Benefits." Molecules 17, no. 11: 13132-13145.