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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  9

Year :  2013

Pages :   974-977

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Nymphaea alba Linn- An Overview

Address:   Lakshmi T.1*, Madhusudhanan N.2, Rajendran R.3
1Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College & Hospitals, Chennai.
2Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Sathyabhama Dental College & Hospitals, Chennai.
3Green Chem Herbal Extracts & Formulations, Bangalore.
*Corresponding Author
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Nymphaea alba commonly known as white water lily, an aquatic flowering plant. It contains the active alkaloids nupharine and nymphaeine, and flowers possess sedative and acts as an aphrodisiac. Roots and stalks are used in traditional herbal medicine along with the flower, the petals and other flower parts are the most widely used for medicinal purpose. In modern herbal practice it is used as a remedy for dysentery. The aim of the article is to update the pharmacological actions of the plant for the basis of future research.
Nymphaea alba, white water lily, sedative, alkaloids.
Lakshmi T., Madhusudhanan N., Rajendran R. Nymphaea alba Linn- An Overview. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 6(9): September 2013; Page 974-977.
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