Medicinal use of the unique plant Tinospora Cordifolia: evidence from the traditional medicine and recent research

Authors

  • Md Moniruzzaman Khan Department of Unani Medicine, Hamdard University Bangladesh, Hamdard City of Science, Education & Culture, Gazaria, Munshiganje-1510
  • M Sa’dul Haque Department of Unani Medicine, Hamdard University Bangladesh, Hamdard City of Science, Education & Culture, Gazaria, Munshiganje-1510
  • Md Saiful Islam Chowdhury Rawshan Jahan Eastern Medical College & Hospital, Laxmipur, Noakhali

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i4.30989

Keywords:

Tinospora cordifolia, Gulancha, traditional medicine, immunomdulator, alkaloids

Abstract

Tinospora cordifolia is commonly known as Gulancha in Bangladesh is belongs to Menispermaceae family and it is also available all over the world. It is widely used as a unique ingredient of various natural medicine and traditionally use for numerous aliment like fever, vomiting, diabetes, jaundice, anaemia, polyuria and skin diseases etc. It has hypoglycemic, antipyretic, anti-allergic, Antineoplastic, anti inflammatory, antioxidant, and immuno modulatory properties. A variety of constituents have been isolated from different parts of Tinospora cordifolia, mainly contains alkaloids like Aporphine alkaloids, clerodane diterpenes, berberine, palmatine, tembertarine, tinosporin, magniflorine, choline, Berberine, Palmatine, Tembetarine, Magnoflorine Choline, Tinosporin etc. and Glycoside like Tinocordiside, Tinocordifolioside, steroids, essential oils, mixture of fatty acids and polysaccharides are found in Gulancha plant. This review presents a detailed survey of the literature on traditional and modern knowledge of Tinospora cordifolia for health benefit.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. December 2016, 2(4): 508-512

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Md Moniruzzaman Khan, Department of Unani Medicine, Hamdard University Bangladesh, Hamdard City of Science, Education & Culture, Gazaria, Munshiganje-1510



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Published

2017-01-23

How to Cite

Khan, M. M., Haque, M. S., & Chowdhury, M. S. I. (2017). Medicinal use of the unique plant Tinospora Cordifolia: evidence from the traditional medicine and recent research. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 2(4), 508–512. https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i4.30989

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