Ipomoea cairica: A medicinal weed with promising health benefits

Ipomoea cairica (Convolvulaceae) is a weed of waste areas, disturbed sites, rainforest margins, open woodlands, bush-land, gardens, fences, coastal sand dunes and vegetation growing near waterways (i.e. riparian areas). It inhabits tropical, sub-tropical and warmer temperate environments (especially near the coast).It may be used as carminative agent and lessens inflammation, and is useful in fever, jaundice, biliousness, bronchitis, liver complaints, etc Recent reports supports that it can also be used for treatment of Japanese encephalitis because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The objective of this review is to highlight the morphological, phytochemical, and pharmacological information of this plant

Deepa Srivastava and Shukla, K.
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