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Abstract

VALERIANA WALLICHII – A RICH AROMA ROOT PLANT - A REVIEW

V. Subhadra Devi * and Dr. M. Gopal Rao

ABSTRACT

Plant extracts from medicinal plants had been used for many centuries, to treat several health disorders. The active constituent present in the plant plays a remarkable role in curing diseases. In this aspect, Valeriana wallichii is widely used in the indigenous system of medicine. It is also known as Valeriana jatamansi. Different parts of the plant root, rhizome, seed and flower have medicinal values. The root of the plant is specifically rich in aroma. The active constituents present in the plant are alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins and essential oil. The therapeutic action of the plant is due to presence of major chemical constituent flavonoids. The herb is beneficial in treating insomnia, nervous problem, snake-bite, hysteria and also as analgesics. Many pharmacological activities viz., anti inflammatory, antispasmodic, antipsychotic, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, antioxidant, cytoprotective and had been reported in different plant extracts. Based on many scientific researches this article is reviewed to reveal the therapeutic aspects of the herb for the beneficial for further research.

Keywords: Valerian wallichii, aromatic, flavonoids, Sleep, antioxidant.


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