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Boerhavia diffusa

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Boerhavia diffusa

  1. 1. Examination of Biological properties of Boerhavia diffusa
  2. 2. Presented by Dr. Sudhakar Kokate Director PPRC, India
  3. 3. Boerhavia diffusa plant
  4. 4. Description  Family: Myctaginaceae  Small, creeper  Diffusely branched  Glabrous herbaceous plant PPRC/INDIA 02
  5. 5. Description  Length: 1 m or >  Leaves: simple, ovate, oblong shaped  5.5 x 3.3 cm in size  Stem: woody cylindrical PPRC/INDIA 03
  6. 6. Boerhavia diffusa leaves
  7. 7. Description  Roots are stout  Flowers: funnel shaped  Colours: White, pink  Fruits: ovate, oblong, glandular, five ribbed and sticky in nature PPRC/INDIA 05
  8. 8. Chemical constituents  Water soluble alkaloid - Punarnavine  Large amount of potassium  Boerhavic acid  Borbaxone & boerhavine from roots PPRC/INDIA 06
  9. 9. Boerhavia diffusa leaves
  10. 10. Main chemicals  Punarnavine  Punarnavoside  Boeravinone  A – F hypoxanthine  9 L arabinofuranoside  Ursolic acid PPRC/INDIA 08
  11. 11. Main chemicals  Boerhavisterol  Boerhadiffusene diffusarotenoid  Boerhavilanostenyl benzoate  Purnavine I & Punarnavine II  Boeravinones G & H PPRC/INDIA 09
  12. 12. Boerhavia diffusa roots
  13. 13. Biological activities  Diuretic  Hepatoprotective  Adaptogenic  Anti-diabetic PPRC/INDIA 11
  14. 14. Biological activities  Immunomodulatory  Anti-inflammatory  Anti-fibrinolytic  Anti-oxidant PPRC/INDIA 12
  15. 15. Boerhavia diffusa flowers
  16. 16. Biological activities  Anti-bacterial  Anti-viral  Spasmolytic  Nitric oxide scavenging  Cancer chemopreventive PPRC/INDIA 14
  17. 17. Medicinal uses  Anaemia  Swelling  Inflammation  Asthma  Oedema PPRC/INDIA 15
  18. 18. Boerhavia diffusa flowers
  19. 19. Medicinal uses  Ascites  Urinary disorders  Leucorrhoea  Rheumatism  Encephalitis PPRC/INDIA 17
  20. 20. Medicinal uses  Dyspepsia  Jaundice  Cough  Haemorrhoids PPRC/INDIA 18
  21. 21. Boerhavia diffusa flowers
  22. 22. Medicinal uses  Pulmonary cavitations  Cardiovascular diseases  Anti-stress agent  Anti-convulsant PPRC/INDIA 20
  23. 23. Thank you!!

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