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Boerhavia diffusa B. punarnava (name given to white-flowered variety in India) Nyctaginaceae quercitrin), oleanolic glycoside, 3-sitosterol (also contains an alkaloid) Anti-inflammatory, also in internal inflammations, oedemas and asthma (diuretic) Cannabis sativa Cannabinaceae Canscora decussata Gentianaceae A9-tetrahydrocannabinol Anti-inflammatory Anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, depresses CNS Suberosin, xanthyletin (crenulatin, suberenol) (coumarins) Lupeol (triterpene), glucocapparine...

Boraginaceae

L A red or purple dye is obtained from the root. C Vitexin (8 3-D-glucopyranosyl-apigenin) was isolated from the flowers of A. hispidis-sima and Ochrocarpus longifolius L. P Vitexin showed potent hypotensive, anti-inflammatory and non-specific antispasmodic properties. The hypotensive effect was attributed to its ganglion-blocking properties and the anti-inflammatory effects to its antihistamine, anti-bradykinin and anti-serotonin properties (Prabhakar etal., 1981). Vitexin has also been...

Hormones of the adrenal cortex

Estenosis Uretral

I Introduction theactionof plants on hormone secretion in Man A number of plant constituents can act as a substitute for natural hormones in cases of hormone deficiency. Some of these constituents have been found to be chemically identical with the natural hormone e.g. oestrone in the kernels of date and oil palm . Other plant components have a structural similarity to the hormone e.g. Funtumia and Holarrhena alkaloids and corticosteroids . Others again have an entirely different chemical...