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Journal: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IAJPS) (Vol.04, No. 09)

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Page : 2845-2852

Keywords : Sessile joyweed; ponnaganti; campesterol; anti-diabetic activity; anti-microbial activity;

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Althernanthra sessilis commonly called as sessile joyweed and dwarf copperleaf is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is used as a vegetable specially in sri lanka and some asian countries. In certain regions of South East Asia, the leaves and young shoots are consumed as vegetables in karnataka, andhra pradesh and tamil Nadu, the leaves, flowers and tender stems are consumed as vegetables. As an herbal medicine, the plant has diuretic, cooling, tonic and laxative properties. It has been used for the treatment of dysuria and haemmorrhoids. The plant is also believed to be beneficial for the eyes, and is used as an ingredient in the making of medicinal hair oils and Kajal. Key Words:Sessile joyweed, ponnaganti, campesterol, anti-diabetic activity, anti-microbial activity

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