Ethnopharmacological review of kalmegh for anticancer activity

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Amit Gajanan Nerkar, Shubhangi Badar

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The cultivation of Kalmegh (), a plant with numerous therapeutic benefits, has increased its significance as a medicinal plant. Given the plant's beneficial properties, it can be strongly recommended as a secure, crucial medicinal herb for people. There are many different chemical components in this herb, but the primary ones are lactones, diterpenoids, diterpene glycosides, flavonoids, and flavonoid glycosides. It possesses a wide range of pharmacological effects, including antibacterial, hepatoprotective, antitumor, anticancer, hypoglycemic, immunomodulatory, and hypotensive actions. This study describes the past and status of research on Andrographis paniculate palnt’s therapeutic utilisation. It also emphasizes at compiling vast pharmacological applications to make the potential image of  as a multipurpose medicinal agent. This ethnopharmacological review deals with anticancer activity of Kalmegh or A.paniculata.

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A paniculata, Ethnopharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Extract, Anticancer, Kalmegh
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