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PDF | Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall. is an important plant employed in various indigenous systems of medicine against several diseases, and almost every. Holarrhena Antidysenterica is a very significant herbal drug in Unani system of medicine and Ayurvedic system of medicine. This meticulous. Holarrhena antidysenterica. PlantID, Botanical Name, Holarrhena antidysenterica. Common Name, Kurchi. Classification.

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HA inhibits holarrgena stable toxin production and prevents its intestinal secretions, which leads to a decrease in the virulence of enterotoxigenic ETEC strains. J Econ Taxon Bot. Studies on the in vitro and in vivo antiurolithic activity of Holarrhena antidysenterica.

Kumar S, Yadav A. Srivastava and Saxena studied the in vitro activity of the aqueous extract of HA seeds against E.

It is abundant in India, especially in the Himalayan ranges.

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The flowers are beautiful with oblong petals which are rounded at the tip, and remind one of frangipani. Srivastava N, Saxena V. Antidiabetic, Holarrhena antidyscentricapharmacology. Journal List Pharmacogn Rev v. The Wrightia tinctoria bark is used as an adulterant for HA. The fresh juice of bark is considered good to check the diarrhoea.


Effect of the standardized extract of Holarrhena antidysenterica seeds against Streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats. Iran J Pharm Ther. In vitro antioxidant activity of Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall. Follicle divaricated, cylindrical, 15—45 cm long and 5—10 mm in diameter, parallel, terete, corecious, and obscurely lonelose, usually with dotted white spots.

Indian J Tradit Knowl. The in vitro antioxidant activity of HA leaves methanolic extract using hydroxyl radical, superoxide anion scavenging, and reducing power assays was studied, and it was found to contain high radical scavenging activity and phenolic contents. Glimpses of Indian Ethnobotany. Bull Dep Med Sci. The bark is used externally in case of skin troubles.

Gaidhani2 and S. Apocynaceae Oleander family Synonyms: Oppositely arranges, ovate, obtusely acuminate leaves are cm long.

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A similar study was performed by Dua antidjsenterica al. Jamadagni1 Shridhar ChouguleSudesh N. HA is a medicinal plant abundantly found in India especially in Himalayan ranges.

Steroidal alkaloids from Holarrhena antidysenterica as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and the investigation for structure-activity relationships. It is one of the best drug for Holarrhenx. Paste is prepared from the bark. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The plant HA has the potential to anticysenterica drug against various enteric, skin diseases and diabetes. The in vitro antiplasmodial activity of HA whole plant extracts chloroform and petroleum ether using parasite lactate dehydrogenase LDH assay was studied.


Investigation of antidiarrhoeal activity of Holarrhena antidysentrica. Corymbose are terminal and sessile; bracts are small and ciliate; and pedicels are slender.

It is exported in the form seed powder, bark powder, kutaja kwatha, Kutaja Prapati Vati and as herbal dietary supplement. Int J Pharm Res. The ethanolic extract was found beneficial against lung, colon, liver, oral, ovarian, cervical, and neural cancer cell lines. Int J Trop Insect Sci. Development of quality standards of Holarrhena antidysenterica Linn. Equal amount of leaves of kurchi and Cyperus rotundus L. Indian J Biochem Biophys.

Chromatographic fractionation was carried out and five steroidal alkaloids were identified, namely, conessine, iso-conessine, connesimin, corarchimin, and conimin. Open in a separate window. Certain potential crude drugs used by tribals of Nallamalai, Andhra Pradesh for skin disease.

References on its use in states of Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Assam are reported and are compiled in this review. Hydro-alcoholic extract also showed similar results except on ovarian cancer cell line. Short stem has pale bark and several branches.