Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 311--319

A comprehensive review on Nymphaea stellata: A traditionally used bitter


MK Mohan Maruga Raja, Neeraj Kumar Sethiya, SH Mishra 
 Department of Pharmacy, Herbal Drug Technology Laboratory, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara - 390 002, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
M K Mohan Maruga Raja
Department of Pharmacy, Herbal Drug Technology Laboratory, GH Patel Pharmacy Building, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Donor«SQ»s Plaza, Fatehgunj, Badodara - 390 002, Gujarat
India

Nymphaea stellata Willd. (Syn. Nymphaea nouchali Burman f.) (Nymphaeaceae) is an important and well-known medicinal plant, widely used in the Ayurveda and Siddha systems of medicines for the treatment of diabetes, inflammation, liver disorders, urinary disorders, menorrhagia, blenorrhagia, menstruation problem, as an aphrodisiac, and as a bitter tonic. There seems to be an agreement between the traditional use and experimental observations, such as, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and particularly antidiabetic activity. Nymphayol, a steroid isolated from the flowers has been scientifically proved to be responsible for the traditionally claimed antidiabetic activity; it reverses the damaged endocrine tissue and stimulates secretion of insulin in the β-cells. However, taking into account the magnitude of its traditional uses, the studies conducted are still negligible. This review is an attempt to provide the pharmaceutical prospective of Nymphaea stellata.


How to cite this article:
Mohan Maruga Raja M K, Sethiya NK, Mishra S H. A comprehensive review on Nymphaea stellata: A traditionally used bitter.J Adv Pharm Technol Res 2010;1:311-319


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Mohan Maruga Raja M K, Sethiya NK, Mishra S H. A comprehensive review on Nymphaea stellata: A traditionally used bitter. J Adv Pharm Technol Res [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Jan 24 ];1:311-319
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