Health-promoting and disease-preventive potential of Trianthema portulacastrum Linn. (Gadabani) -An Indian medicinal and dietary plant.

Title

Health-promoting and disease-preventive potential of Trianthema portulacastrum Linn. (Gadabani) -An Indian medicinal and dietary plant.

Creator

Yamaki Jason; Nagulapalli Venkata Kalyan C; Mandal Animesh; Bhattacharyya Piyali; Bishayee Anupam

Publisher

Journal of integrative medicine

Date

2016
2016-03

Description

It is estimated that 80% of the world population depends on traditional medicine for primary healthcare need. Trianthema portulacastrum Linn. (family: Aizoaceae) is a small perennial weed found in the Americas, Africa, India, and other regions of the world. This plant is used extensively in Indian traditional medicines and is also consumed as a vegetable throughout Asia for its perceived health benefits. Phytochemical analysis of T. portulacastrum reveals the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, saponins, and phenolic compounds. Emerging studies demonstrate that crude extracts as well as bioactive phytoconstituents of T. portulacastrum exhibit potent antioxidant, anti-infective, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory activities. A growing number of in vitro and in vivo studies demonstrate various biological and pharmacological activities, including prevention and amelioration of hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, infectious diseases and cancer. This review aims to present and analyze available literature to understand the full potential of T. portulacastrum in health promotion and disease prevention. Current limitations and future directions of research on this medicinal and dietary plant are also critically discussed.

Subject

*Aizoaceae/chemistry; *Plants; Edible; Health Promotion; Humans; India; Medicinal; Nutritive Value; Plant Extracts/pharmacology/toxicity

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

84–99

Issue

2

Volume

14

Citation

Yamaki Jason; Nagulapalli Venkata Kalyan C; Mandal Animesh; Bhattacharyya Piyali; Bishayee Anupam, “Health-promoting and disease-preventive potential of Trianthema portulacastrum Linn. (Gadabani) -An Indian medicinal and dietary plant.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3959.

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