Traditional Uses and Pharmacological Effects of Anagallis arvensis: A Review


Zarmeena Yasmeen, Abdul Basit and Sidra Tahir

Anagallis arvesnsis belongs to family primulacae. It is a summer annual herb distributed worldwide or with a global spread abundantly found in Egypt, Palestine, a non-tropical region of South America, Taiwan, and India (more specifically Jammu & Kashmir). Different parts of plant contain variety of active constituents; such as glycosides, saponin, flavonoid, anthraquinone, alkaloids, rutin, kaempferol, oleananetriterpenes, anagalligenin, anagalligenone, stigasetrol, arvenin I, arvenin II, cucurbitacin B, D, E, I,L& Q, nhexosamine, β-amyrin, sterols carbohydrates, lacceric acid. Anagallis arvensis has recognized medicinal values as an anti-mycotic, antimicrobial, molluscicidal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antileishmania, antiviral, cytotoxic, and spermatogenesis. The present review will highlight the traditional uses, phytoconstituents and pharmacological effects of Anagallis arvensis.

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