Lavandula Stoechas (Ustukhuddus): A miracle plant

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  • Mohd Aftab Siddiqui Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Dasauli, Kursi Road, Lucknow (U.P.)-226026.
  • Mohd. Khalid Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Dasauli, Kursi Road, Lucknow (U.P.)-226026, India
  • Juber Akhtar Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Dasauli, Kursi Road, Lucknow (U.P.)-226026, India.
  • H.H. Siddiqui Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Dasauli, Kursi Road, Lucknow (U.P.)-226026, India
  • Badruddeen Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Dasauli, Kursi Road, Lucknow (U.P.)-226026, India
  • Usama Ahmad Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Dasauli, Kursi Road, Lucknow (U.P.)-226026, India
  • Farogh Ahsan Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Dasauli, Kursi Road, Lucknow (U.P.)-226026, India
  • Mohd Muazzam Khan Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Dasauli, Kursi Road, Lucknow (U.P.)-226026, India
  • Mohammad Ahamd Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Dasauli, Kursi Road, Lucknow (U.P.)-226026, India
  • Asad Ali Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Dasauli, Kursi Road, Lucknow (U.P.)-226026, India

Abstract

There are various sources of drugs like plants, animals, marine etc. Among all these, plants are the main source of drugs. In pharmaceutical world herbal medicine has a special place. Among medicinal plants Lavandula stoechas of Lamiaceae/Labiatae family is therapeutically very important. The various studies tell that it contains organic, inorganic substances and essential oil. Research is going on its new chemical constituents. Various pharmacological actions of Lavandula stoechas have been described in Unani literature like antiseptic, deobstruent, demulcent, phlegmagogue, nervine tonic, antianxiety, anticonvulsant, in numbness, trembling, mania, amnesia etc. In all traditionally uses of  Lavandula stoechas few actions get scientific status like antibacterial, blood purifying, adaptogenic, hypotensive effect, cytotoxic and genotoxic effect, anticonvulsant, sedative, antispasmodic, hypoglycaemic activity, antianxiety etc. but many actions are remain to evaluate. This study covers the phytochemistry, pharmacognostic character and pharmacological activities of Lavandula stoechas

Keywords:

Herbal medicine, Lavandula stoechas, Chemical constituents, Pharmacological actions, scientific status

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04-01-2016
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Siddiqui, M. A., Mohd. Khalid, Juber Akhtar, H.H. Siddiqui, Badruddeen, Usama Ahmad, Farogh Ahsan, M. M. Khan, Mohammad Ahamd, and Asad Ali. “Lavandula Stoechas (Ustukhuddus): A Miracle Plant”. Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 96-102, https://jipbs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/116.

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