Solanum trilobatum (Solanaceae) - An overview
Solanum trilobatum Linn (Family: Solanaceae) is one of the important medicinal plant, more commonly available in Southern India. Solanum trilobatum is an extensively used Indian traditional medicine to cure various human ailments. It was distributed throughout the southern parts of India. S. trilobatum is reported to cure numerous diseases viz., tuberculosis, respiratory problems and bronchial asthma. S. trilobatum was reported to harbour hepatoprotective activity, antimicrobial activity, antioxidant activity, cytotoxic activity, haemolytic activity, protective effect, immunomodulatory activity and antiinflammatory properties. Phytochemical screening showed the presence of carbohydrates, saponins, phytosterols and tannins in leaf, whereas, stem possess carbohydrates, saponins, phytosterols, tannins, flavonoids and cardiac glycosides as major phytochemical groups.
Solanum trilobatum, Pharmacological Studies, Phytochemical Screening.
Pharmacy and Pharmacology
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