1*Associate professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara College of Paramedical Sciences, Gobi.Tamilnadu-638455
1Principal, Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara College of Paramedical Sciences, Gobi-Tamilnadu-638455
2B. Pharm final year student, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara College of Paramedical Sciences, Gobi-Tamilnadu-638455
Ruellia patula (syn.Dipteracanthus patulus Nees) is commonly known as Chilanthinayagam, Sisodi, Kirandhinayagam and Tutadi. It is a small, hairy undershrub distributed in various regions like Sri Lanka, India, Pakisthan, Burma, Arabia and Africa. Phytochemical studies had revealed the presence of tannins, lignans, saponins, flavonoids and steroids. Pharmacological studies done by many researchers had proved the existence of Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-ulcer, Anti-mutagenic, Anti-oxidant, Wound healing and Hepatoprotective activity. It is also used to treat various diseases including gonorrhea, sore eyes, renal infection, kidney stones, dental problems, stomach ache, syphilis, tumors, Rheumatic complaints, itches, insect bites, cough, scalds, paranchia and act as cardiotonic and anti-ulcer agent. Still now, scientific validation of various traditional uses would be appreciated, particularly to explore and authenticate several novel biologically active compounds of this herb. This review article shows the comprehensive benefits of Ruellia patula in phytotherapy. It enables the scientists to discover the further potential of this herb in other biomedical applications.
Mounika K1*, Dr K B Ilango1, Subashini V 2, A Comprehensive Overview On Ruellia Patula, Int. J. in Pharm. Sci., 2023, Vol 1, Issue 11, 365-377. https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.10149628