Abstract: Mucuna pruriens Linn. is a well-known Indian medicinal plant that has been used for many years in traditional Ayurveda Indian medicine to treat illnesses including parkinsonism. Pharmacological research on this plant has focused on its potential as an anti-diabetic, aphrodisiac, anti-cancer, anti-epileptic, and anti-microbial agent. This plant has produced a broad variety of phytochemical components that have been identified. In light of the numerous new results on this plant that are significant, a detailed explanation of the morphological, phytochemical contents, traditional usage, pharmacological actions, and analytical methodologies are given.

Key words: Medicinal plant, Ayurveda, Mucuna pruriens, pharmacological actions.

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2018.5815

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