ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Biskhapra (Trianthema portulacastrum Linn) and its medicinal utility mentioned in Unani System of MedicineľA Review
Authors : Md Shafat Karim, M A Kalam, Md Anzar Alam, Alam K, Jahan N, M A Jafri
Keywords : Biskhapra, Nephroprotective, Antiinflammatory, Unani Medicine
Issue Date : April 2015
Abstract :
Biskhapra (Trianthema portulacastrum Linn.) belongs to the family Aizoacae. It is an annual herb found in tropical and sub tropical region and almost throughout the India as a weed in cultivated and wastelands. Biskhapra is a well notorious drug in Unani system of medicine for its extensive use in urinary system as diuretic (Mudirre Baul), in ascites, anasarca, cystitis in case of dribbling of urine, in dropsy, edema and ascites. Decoction of herb is used as an antidote in alcohol poisoning, also used in rheumatism and as a vermifuge. It has action like aantipyretic, antidote, expectorant, detergent, carminative, resolvent, diuretic, appetizer and astringent. Major chemical constituents are alkaloids, trianthemine, punarnavin, ecdysterone, tetraterpenoid, 3, 4-Dimethoxycinnamic acid, ▀- cynin and saponins. It exhibits marked dose dependent protection against hepatotoxicity in mice and rat. It also reported nephroprotective, diuretic, anti-cancerous, antihelmintic, antipyretic, analgesic, and anti inflammatory activity in experimental and clinical aspect.
Page(s) : 790-795
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 6, No.4