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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 6, June 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



A review on ethnomedicinal use, nutritional value, phytochemistry and pharmacological characteristics of Solanum incanum L. An important medicinal plant

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AUTHOR(S)

Demisse Dakone, Awoke Guadie

 

KEYWORDS

Ethnomedicinal use, Medicinal plant, Nutritional value, Pharmacological property, Phytochemical, Solanum incunum L.

 

ABSTRACT

Pharmacological properties of medicinal plants and various natural products of plant origin lie in the chemical constituents they contain. Thus, in most cases, the principal aim of phytochemical analysis of plants and natural products is to detect, isolate, characterize and identify these chemical substances. This paper reviews scientific works carried out on the ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of Solanum incanum L. It was understood that various parts of this plant were traditionally used to treat various types of ailments. A study of literature reveals some notable pharmacological activities of the plant such as antimicrobial activity, antimalarial activity, the antinociceptive effects, antioxidative property, immunological effects and many more medicinal values. Various phytochemical analyses carried out on the plant also revealed the presence of vast array of phytocompounds which were medicinally important. There for this paper was reviewed and provided some of the up to date scientific works carried out on this important traditional medicinal plant.

 

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