PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF ARGEMONE MEXICANA
Keywords:Traditional, phytochemical screening, medicinal, Argemone Mexicana, papaveraceae.
Introduction: Argemone mexicana is one of the most important plant belonging to papaveraceae family. It is native to India and grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. It used as anti-diabetic, anti inflammatory, anti fertility, anti bacterial, anti fungal. Therefore the present review is aimed to highlight the botanical characters, its Phytochemical and pharmacological activities in various diseases.
Aim & Objective: The present study aimed at the extensive scientific evaluation of extracts and fractions of the aerial parts of Argemone mexicana Linn. followed by chromatographic separation, isolation, characterization and study of phytoconstituents and pharmacological activity from potent fractions.
Results: The phytochemical screening indicated the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, triterpenoids, phytosterols, saponins, and tannins in extracts/fractions of A. Mexicana.
Key words: Traditional, phytochemical screening, medicinal, Argemone Mexicana, papaveraceae.