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Chemical Investigation of Merremia Gangetica

Journal: International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology (IJSET) (Vol.3, No. 6)

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Page : 802-804

Keywords : Merremia gangetica: phenolic acid; chlorogenic acid;

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Merremia gangetica is twining (or) prostate herb. It is a pan trophical species found in India and recorded as medicinal plant. (Chatterjee et al., 1995). The Ayurvedic practitioners consider a decoction of the plant to act as deobstruent, and diuretic. A decoction is also used for treating rheumatism, neuralgia and headache, diseases of kidney, bladder, heart and lungs, fevers, strangury, urethral discharges, anaemia, leukoderma and for resolving tumours as well. The leaf juice of the plant is prescribed for migraine and as an ear drop to get relief from abscesses and ulcers. The powdered leaves as a snuff during epileptic seizures. (Cook, 1996; Babu et al., 2009; Dave et al., 2004; Pratap et al., 2010; Rajasab et al., 2004).

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