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NJBMS - Volume 9 Issue 4, April - June 2019

Pages: 160-167
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A Review on Scientific Studies on Genus Blepharis with special reference to B. maderaspatensis

Author: Pratima M. Bhutkar, V. Suganthi, Milind V. Bhutkar, R. Kothai

Category: Physiology


Background: Blepharis is the genus belonging to family Acanthaceae. Various species of this Genus are widely distributed in arid and semiarid habitats. These plants have been

assigned with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-ulcer and wound healing properties.

Aim and objectives: This review aims to study the available scientific literature and compile the data based on the properties evaluated.

Material and Methods: Literature search from the published research articles from Pubmedcentral, Google Scholar, Science Direct, Research gate and other sources was done. The data was analysed and classified under various subheadings.

Results and Conclusion: Most studies were done to assess antioxidant properties of the various species of the genus Blepharis. Very few studies were conducted on anticancer activity and results of these studies are also controversial. Thus, there is a scope for further scientific exploration and validation of this genus.

Keywords: Blepharis, Phytochemical, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, Aphrodisiac

DOI: 10.31975/NJBMS.2019.9403