Pharmaceutical Potential of Aquatic Plant Pistia stratiotes (L.) and Eichhornia crassipes
Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015, Pages: 10-18
Received: Nov. 16, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 19, 2014; Published: Dec. 27, 2014
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Tyagi Tulika, BBD Government PG College, Chimanpura (Shahpura), Jaipur,Rajasthan, India
Agrawal Mala, BBD Government PG College, Chimanpura (Shahpura), Jaipur,Rajasthan, India
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Abstract
Pistia stratiotes L. commonly known as water lettuce belongs to Araceae. It has been used in various medicines for the treatment of eczema, leprosy, ulcers, piles, stomach disorder, throat and mouth inflammation, a few to mention. Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms (Waterhyacinth), an aquatic perennial herb present throughout the world, has a myriad of metabolites. Extracts, as well as pure compounds isolated from this plant, have been demonstrated to possess pharmacological activities. This review article is a compilation of the updated information regarding phytochemical, pharmacological, medicinal, bioremediation potential, allelopathy, utilization and management of water lettuce and waterhyacinth.
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Bioremediation, Allelopathy, Inflammation, Phytochemical
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Tyagi Tulika, Agrawal Mala, Pharmaceutical Potential of Aquatic Plant Pistia stratiotes (L.) and Eichhornia crassipes, Journal of Plant Sciences. Special Issue: Medicinal Plants. Vol. 3, No. 1-1, 2015, pp. 10-18. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.s.2015030101.12
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