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A Review on Leucas aspera for Phytopharmacological Studies

Enjamoori Vijay Kumar1 Nampalli Avinash1 Vasudha Bakshi1 Gangarapu Kiran1 Boggula Narender1
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1 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Anurag Group of Institutions, Telangana, India
INNOSC Theranostics and Pharmacological Sciences 2019, 2(1), 436 https://doi.org/10.26689/itps.v2i1.436
Submitted: 7 November 2018 | Accepted: 24 November 2018 | Published: 27 December 2018
© 2018 by the Authors. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC-by the license) ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ )
Abstract

 Herbal medicine is one of the oldest valuable bestowals that was given to mankind. Many plants and herbs hold their 
prestigious position in the field of medicine. Plants are being used from more than 1000 years to treat diseases. The healing 
properties of plants have been transferred within the human communities for over the centuries. Leucas aspera Linn. most 
commonly known as “Thumbai,” “Gumma,” and “Thummichittu” and widely distributed in all parts of India. Conventionally, 
it is also used as an anti-pyretic and insecticide. It also possesses medicinal properties such as antimicrobial, larvicidal, antinociceptive, cytotoxic antioxidant, and hepatoprotective activity. The leaves of Leucas are used in rheumatism. Various 
phytochemical constituents are present in all parts of the plant mainly terpenoids, fatty acids, nicotine, ursolic acid, glucoside, beta-sitosterol, sterols, diterpene, and phenolic compounds. L. aspera possesses many medicinally active phytocompounds and has various biological and pharmacological effects, and hence this plant could have the constituents as new therapeutic agents.

Keywords
Leucas aspera
antioxidant
anti-nociceptive
cytotoxic activity
larvicidal activity
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