Limnophila Conferta (Scrophulariaceae): A review on chemical and medicinal importance

Author : Dr. Neeli Rose Beck

Limnophila conferta is an aquatic plant which is grown in muddy region. It is edible in many places like Chattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa.The present paper deals with a detail literature review on Limnophila conferta which belonging to the family Scrophulariaceae. Taxonomy, isolated phytoconstituents and pharmacological application are described in paper. Various volatile oils are found in this plant like phellandrene, ocimene, farnesene, selinene, terpinene 4 ol etc and flavonoid nevadensin. Traditionally plant has been employed for treatment of skin diseases and swelling. Many experiments revealed that plant extract and isolated phytoconstituents are shown positive pharmacological activities on antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, anthelmintic, cytotoxic and wound healing activity.

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