Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Potential Anti-arthritis and Anti Cancer Medicinal Plant

Gloriosa superba

Family: Liliaceae

It is a indigenous medicinal plant , commonly known as golry lily and  potential activities to Anti-arthritis and Anti-cancer. G.superba is a herbaceous climbing perennial herb,leaves are alternate, flower bright,solitary at first greenish later yellow finally scarlet. Fruits capsule with many seeds. Plant rhizomes is mainly parts of medicines

In Ayurveda and Yunani medicine, the tuber is well known due to its pungent, bitter,acrid, heating, anti-helmintic, larative, atexiteric and antiabortion nature. It is widely used in treatment of ulcers, leprosy, anti-tumours, anti-arthritis, abdominal pains, infertility and skin problem.

Pharmacological activities: The traditional and clinical uses of G.superba for the treatment of familia mediterranean fever, gout, tumours, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, blood disorders and anti-parasite.

In Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia recommends as a ecbolic, haemorrhoid, pain killer, anti-arthritis, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer. Larger dosages usually result in poisoning and death of patients.

Phytochemicla constituents mainly Alkaloids, tannins, sterols, resinous, colchicocide, gloriosine and superbine.      
Colchine reduces the inflammation and relieves the pain associated acute gout. Colchine therapy diminishes the metabolic activity of leukocytes, resulting reduced phagocytosis of urate microcrystals, interrupting the cycle of new crystal deposition.

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