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Tridax Final 14 Dec

Tridax Final 14 Dec

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In general, many advances were made in medicine and development of pharmaceutical industry, but the use of herbal medicine has not beenreduced which is true for the advance countries as well as in undedeveloped countries. It is some what paradox, therefore, that at a time whenthere is unprecedented number of the therapeutic drugs available for thetreatment of disease, that herbal remedies continue to be demanded by the general public. In fact, this demand is increasing each effective herbal remedies. WHO has done some work on it and they made some criteria inrespect of evaluation / determination of adverse effect and features of herbal remedies and that are general information like scientific name, synonym, vernacular names, geographical distribution, description, plant  part, organoleptic properties, microscopic characteristics, powered plant material, general identification test, purity test, pesticide residues, heavymetals, radioactive residue, chemical assay, major chemical constituentsmedicinal use supported by chemical data and its pharmacology.Major problem is the nature of herbal ingredients, which arecomplex mixtures of constituents and that varies with environment and  genetic factors. Furthermore, the constituents responsible for the claimed therapeutic effects are frequently unknown or partly explained. Control of herbal ingredient in starting material and finished product is also problemand needs extensive studies and researches.The extracts of Tridax procumbens have been reported to have various pharmacological effects,like antimicrobial activity, anti-inflammatory activity, Antidysentery, Antidiarrhoeal, Hypoglycemic effect, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Insecticidal  properties and to prevent the falling of hair.
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It consist of dried wholes plants of tridax procumbens belonging to familyAsteraceae.Leaves:-
Bronchial catarrh, dysentery, diarrhea and hair restorative.Leaf juice:-Antiseptic, insecticidal , parasiticidal properties and is used externally to
stop bleeding from cuts.
T. procumbens
Tridax procumbens L
Synonym: - EkapushpiBotanical Name: - Tridax procumbens LinnFamily: - AsteraceaeLocal name: - Dhaman grassDiff. Language Name: - Dagadi pala inMarathi,ghamra in Hindi, coat buttons inEnglish, Jayanti Veda inSanskritUseful Part Used: - Whole plants
A spreading annual herb grows up to 20 cm in height. Leaves simple, opposite,serrate or dentate, acute, fleshy and pubescent. Flowers in head, long stalked andwhitish. Seeds are numerous, small with tuft of silky hairs on one side for winddispersal.
Upon literature survey it is found that various extract of different part of this plant are used in the indigenous system of medicine
antimicrobial activity, anti-inflammatory activity, Antidysentery, Antidiarrhoeal, Hypoglycemic effect,Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Insecticidal properties and to prevent the falling of hair. Theleaves are reportedly used to treat bronchial catarrh, dysentery, diarrhoea and as a hair restorative. A paste prepared from the whole plant is taken orally to relieve diarrhoea.A fine paste of the leaves is applied externally to reduce swelling of hemorrhoids. Theleaf powder mixed with that of Cicer arietium (fabaceae papilionoideae) in a 2:1 ratio istaken orally to treat diabetes. Leaf juice possess antiseptic, insecticidal and parasiticidal

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