HANSRAJ (ADIANTUM CAPILLUS VENERIS LINN.): A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW ON ITS ETHNOBOTANY, PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROFILE

  • *Ranjan Vadi Assistant Professor, GVM College of Pharmacy, Sonepat, Haryana
  • Vats Manisha Assistant Professor, SGT College of Pharmacy, SGT University, Gurugram
  • Kapoor Swati Assistant Professor, GVM College of Pharmacy, Sonepat, Haryana
Keywords: Adiantum capillus veneris Linn, Adiantaceae, Ethnobotany, Pharmacological profile.

Abstract

Adiantum capillus-veneris Linn. of Adiantaceae family is one of most common plants that have found diverse medicinal uses in the indigenous systems of medicine. It has been used in cold, skin diseases, bronchitis, hair fall and inflammatory diseases. It is also considered as tonic and diuretic. The previous studies showed that Adiantum capillus veneris contained many secondary metabolites and exerted antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, analgesic, hypoglycemic, antioxidant,  antiproliferative, antidermatitis, neuroprotective, anticholesterolemic and many other effects. The present review will highlight the chemical constituents and the pharmacological and therapeutic effects of Adiantum capillus veneris. A wide range of chemical compounds  including adiantone,  diplopterol, kaempferol, naringin, neoxanthin, populnin, quinic acid, rhodoxanthin, rutin, shikimic acid,  zeaxanthin etc. have been isolated from this plant. The plant leaves and stem of Adiantum capillus veneris L. were found to contain higher amount of triterpenoids and flavonoids. Adiantum capillus-veneris L., is nowadays gaining interest by the scientific researchers due to its folklorics and because of its therapeutic value, easy availability and degree of research work which is not done.  The present review aims at reviewing the research works undertaken till date, on this plant in order to provide sufficient baseline information for future works and for commercial   exploitation. The opening of a wide venue for further research and translation into clinical settings is also envisaged.

Published
2017-07-04
How to Cite
Vadi, *Ranjan, Manisha, V., & Swati, K. (2017). HANSRAJ (ADIANTUM CAPILLUS VENERIS LINN.): A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW ON ITS ETHNOBOTANY, PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROFILE. International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, 5(6). Retrieved from https://ijapr.in/index.php/ijapr/article/view/685
Section
Review Articles