Botanical Report
International Journal of Plant Sciences
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Physico-Chemical, Phytochemical and Bioactive Characterization of Dipteracanthus Prostratus (Poir) Nees – An Antidote Medicinal Plant

 

A. Maruthupandian, V. Gowthami, M. Kumutha, C. Santhosh and P. Thangavel

 

Abstract

 

Dipteracanthus prostratus (Poir) Nees (Pottakanchi in tamil) belongs to Acanthaceae family and it is used as antidote for snakebite by Palliyar tribal settled in Sirumalai hills, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu. The present investigation evaluates the physico-chemical, phytochemical, fluorescence analysis and antibacterial potential of this ethnomedicinal plant. The outcome of the study support and validate the traditional use of this plant in the treatment of various types of diseases.

 

Key Words: Dipteracanthus prostratus, Pottakanchi, Palliyar, Antibacterial, Phytochemical.

Volume No. 4(2)                                                               June,2015

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