A Phytochemical Constituents and Pharmacological Properties of plant Tridax procumbeansAdesh S. Musale, Sakshi S. Bhandwakar, Dhananjay Ghodke, Devidas B. Nikam
- General Medicine
Tridax procumbeans Linn., a member of the Asteraceae family, is an Ayurvedic herb that has been traditionally used in Asia. Throughout ancient times, Tridax procumbeans has been employed for the treatment of wounds, skin diseases, and as a remedy for preventing blood clotting in traditional medicine. It exhibits a range of beneficial properties including anticoagulant, antiseptic, insecticidal, antimicrobial, anticancer, and antioxidant effects. This herb is widely recognized for its therapeutic potential. Native to tropical America, Tridax procumbeans is found in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, including various parts of India. Referred to as "coat button" in English and locally known as "Ghamara," it is also commonly referred to as "bhringraj" and used in Ayurvedic medicine for liver diseases and hair problems. The plant's different components contain a variety of phytochemical compounds such as alkaloids, flavonoids, carotenoids, saponins, fumaric acid, and tannins. These compounds make it a valuable source for novel drug development. This review aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the phytochemical constituents and pharmacological properties of T. procumbeans. Scientific research on Tridax procumbeans has been gathered from reputable sources such as ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, and PubMed.