1Bhuvaneswari M. and 2Chitra Vadivu C.

1,2PG & Research Department of Botany, Vellalar College For Women, Thindal, Erode-638009 (India) bhuvi.botany@gmail.com – 90039 35162


Nature has abundant source of herbs. Each herb have certain phytoconstituents, that isolated substances are utilized as drug. Through this review distribution, morphology, antimicrobial studies, phytochemistry, pharmacological andmicropropagation of Ceropegia juncea Roxb. were analysed. 'The steroids, terpenoids, anthocyanins, anthracene glycosides, coumarins, flavonoids, fatty acids, phenolic compounds, alkaloids, carotenoids, tannins, saponins, and carbohydrates, lipids, sugars, potassium, cerapegin, lupeol and stigmasterol' were isolated from perliminary phytochemical analysis. Among these Cerapegin is characteristic found in Ceropegia juncea Roxb. Which is capability to curw 'hypotensive, hepatoprotective, antiulcer, antipyretic and also, the coumarin found to be act on anti – coagulant, anti- oxidant, anti – allergic, anti- thrombotic, anti – inflammatory, anti – proliferative, anti-viral, anti- carcinogenic, analgesic activities, cytoprotective and modulatory functions'. The some drink is rich in coumarin and ceropegin. There were 29 components isolated from C. juncea Roxb. This review summarizes the medicinal value of Ceropegia juncea Roxb. in both traditional and ayurvedic system.

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