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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2012, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (3): 249-255.doi: 10.3736/jcim20120302

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An updated review on the parasitic herb of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb

Patel Satish,Sharma Vikas,S. Chauhan Nagendra,K. Dixit Vinod()   

  1. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar 470003, IndiaDepartment of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar 470003, India
  • Received:2011-11-11 Accepted:2011-12-12 Online:2012-03-20 Published:2018-04-15

Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. is a golden yellow, leafless, perennial, parasitic herb of the family Convolvulaceae. C. reflexa has been investigated for antispasmodic, hemodynamic, anticonvulsant, antisteroidogenic, antihypertensive, muscle relaxant, cardiotonic, antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, cholinergic, diuretic and hair growth activities. Many chemical constituents have been isolated from C. reflexa such as cuscutin, amarbelin, β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, kaempferol, dulcitol, myricetin, quercetin, coumarin and oleanolic acid. This review presents a detailed survey of the literature on pharmacognosy, phytochemistry and traditional and biological medicinal uses of C. reflexa.

Key words: Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae, plants, medicinal, flavonoids, review

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No. Host plant species Family
1
Argyreia argentea var. venusta (Choisy) C. B. Clarke. Convolvulaceae
2 Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. Nyctaginaceae
3 Clerodendrum viscosum Vent. Verbenaceae
4 Jatropha curcas L. Euphorbiaceae
5 Lantana Camera L. Verbenaceae
6 Mikania micrantha (L.) Kunth. Asteraceae
7 Ricinus communis L. Euphorbiaceae
8 Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels. Myrtaceae
9 Vitex negundo L. Verbenaceae
10 Ziziphus mauritiana Lamk. Rhamnaceae

Figure 1

Structures of some phytoconstituents isolated from Cuscuta reflexa"

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