Scientific Study of Gentiana kurroo Royle
AbstractThe present investigation was carried out to review and highlight the potential phytochemicals and medicinal phenomena of the critically endangered medicinal plant, Gentiana kurroo Royle of the western and north-western Himalayas. The medicinal plant is heavily exploited for root and rhizome. Due to its endemic nature and the high rate of exploitation from its natural habitat, this species had become critically endangered. The phytochemical screening of the plant revealed that the plant contains some vital phyto-constituents (iridoids, xanthones, C-glucoxanthone mangiferin, and C-glucoflavones) that have a medicinal value for various acute and chronic diseases. Several researchers have carried out experimental work to validate the folkloric use of the medicinal plant for different ailments like antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic activities and anti-diabetic activity. However, it is yet to be confirmed the antifungal activity of the same plant. Because of endemic nature and high rate of exploitation there is need for alternative method called bio-prospecting of Endophytes from the plant, to carry out the production and characterization of bioactive metabolites for pharmacological uses and can become a conservative tool for the medicinal plant. View Full-Text
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Skinder, B.M.; Ganai, B.A.; Wani, A.H. Scientific Study of Gentiana kurroo Royle. Medicines 2017, 4, 74.
Skinder BM, Ganai BA, Wani AH. Scientific Study of Gentiana kurroo Royle. Medicines. 2017; 4(4):74.Chicago/Turabian Style
Skinder, Bhat M.; Ganai, Bashir A.; Wani, Abdul H. 2017. "Scientific Study of Gentiana kurroo Royle." Medicines 4, no. 4: 74.