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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2013

Pages :   143-151

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Medicinal Plants from Solanaceae Family

Address:   Vishal Vilas Shah1*, Nutan Dhanpal Shah2, Prasad Vasantrao Patrekar1
1Adarsh Institute of Pharmacy,Vita. 415 311
2KCT’s Krishna College of Pharmacy, Karad.
*Corresponding Author
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The solanaceae is a large varied family of trees, shrubs and herbs including 90 genera and more than 2000 species. Solanaceae are known for possessing a diverse range of alkaloids. Therapeutically, these are the most powerful known anticholinergics in existence, meaning they inhibit the neurological signals transmitted by the endogenous neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Medicinally important species of the family Solanaceaes belong to following genera namely: Solanum, Atropa, Capsicum, Datura, Withania, Hyoscymus, Nicotiana and Miscellaneous. These species are extensively used for medicinal purpose throughout the country. The Solanaceae family is characteristically ethnobotanical, that is, extensively used by humans. It is important source of food, spice and medicine. However, solanaceae species are rich in alkaloids whose toxicity to humans and animals ranges from mildly irritating to fatal in small quantities.
Solanaceae, Alkloids, Atropine, Scopolamine, Withania, Solanum.
Vishal Vilas Shah, Nutan Dhanpal Shah, Prasad Vasantrao Patrekar. Medicinal Plants from Solanaceae Family. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 6(2): Feb. 2013; Page 143-151.
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