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Phytochemical and ethno-pharmacological properties of Desmodium triflorum: A Review

Authors:

R. Ilandara ,

B.Pharm Degree Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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R. Chandrapala,

B.Pharm Degree Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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W.J.A.B.N. Jayasuriya,

B.Pharm Degree Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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T.S. Suresh

Departmment of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Abstract

Desmodium triflorum is a well-known Sri Lankan medicinal plant which is in folkloric use. Recent pharmacological studies have established its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant and analgesic activities. The plant is rich in alkaloids. The review depicts out on the folkloric uses along with pharmacological and biological activities of the extracts of D. triflorum. Habitat and distribution of the plant and the nature of compounds isolated are also reviewed.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/pjsl.v5i0.6
How to Cite: Ilandara, R. et al., (2015). Phytochemical and ethno-pharmacological properties of Desmodium triflorum: A Review. Pharmaceutical Journal of Sri Lanka. 5, pp.34–38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/pjsl.v5i0.6
Published on 01 Nov 2015.
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