A Comprehensive Ethnopharmacological Review on Lippia Alba M
International Journal of Biomedical Materials Research
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2013, Pages: 14-20
Received: Jun. 21, 2013; Published: Jul. 30, 2013
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Mamun-Or-Rashid A. N. M., Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh
Sen M. K., Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh
Jamal M. A. H. M., Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh
Nasrin. S, Scientific Officer, Plant Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Abstract
The present comprehensive review was conducted in the Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering of Islamic University, Kushtia, to pile up update ethno-pharmacological information of Lippia alba (Mill) that is available in different scientific literatures. L. alba, belongs to the family of verbenaceae, found everywhere in Bangladesh and it is commonly used in folk medicine to treat gastric illnesses, diarrhea, fever, asthma, malaria, and inflammation. Phytochemical analysis showed that the crude extract of fresh leaves consists of some valuable essential oils and that is found to be effective against bacteria, fungus, protozoa, and virus. The present paper also covers the taxonomy, morphology, monograph, usable parts, and distribution of this valuable medicinal plant.
Keywords
Lippia Alba, Ethno-Pharmacological, Folk Medicine, Phytochemical Analysis
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Mamun-Or-Rashid A. N. M., Sen M. K., Jamal M. A. H. M., Nasrin. S, A Comprehensive Ethnopharmacological Review on Lippia Alba M, International Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, pp. 14-20. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbmr.20130101.13
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