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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  8

Year :  2015

Pages :   1059-1062

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Medicinal Uses of Dioscorea bulbifera- A Review



Address:   Fathima Mariyam Niyas
1st Year BDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00182.1

ABSTRACT:
Dioscorea bulbifera is a tribal plant, which belongs to the family Dioscoreaceae assigned to the order dioscorales. It is native to tropical Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Dioscorea bulbifera posses potentional therapeutic uses. It is found throughout India particularly in warmer places and is known as Yam or Air potato. Many tests prove phytochemically it contains flavnonoids, saponins, steroids, cardiac glycosides, terpenoids. This review will enumerate the free radical scavenging and anti-oxidant activity in nature. Other aspects covered include anti-microbial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective functions. A large number among them occur in the wild state. Dioscorea species are distributed in nearly throughout India.
KEYWORDS:
Dioscorea bulbifera, Analgesic, antioxidant, flavonoids, saponins, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides.
Cite:
Not AvFathima Mariyam Niyas. Medicinal Uses of Dioscorea bulbifera- A Review. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 8(8): August, 2015; Page 1059-1062.
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