This review comprises history, morphology, phytoconstituents, pharmacognostical & pharmacological aspects, ecological factors, impact on ecological system and its biology and invasive potential of the plant. Major class of phytoconstituents includes Non Polar lipid, phenols and lignins, alkaloids, flavonids, glycosides and saponins. The plant has been traditionally used as a laxative, anthelmintic against round-and hookworms, blood-purifier, antiscorbutic. Pharmacologically studies have revealed that the plant has been exhaustively explored for its anthelmintic, sperm immobilizing and contraceptive action, antipruritic and antinociceptive action. Therefore Chenopodium album (C.album) holds a great potential for in depth biological evaluation. Even, no work has ever been carried out for standardizing this potentially useful plant. Significance of standardization and future scope of C. album has been discussed in this review.
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Priya Singh, Yogesh Shivhare, A.K Singhai, Abhishek Sharma. Pharmacological and Phytochemical Profile of Chenopodium album linn. Research J. Pharm. and Tech.3 (4): Oct.-Dec.2010; Page 960-963.