Ethnobotanical Description and Biological Activities of Senna alata

Oladeji, O.S and Adelowo, F.E and Oluyori, Abimbola and Bankole, Deborah (2020) Ethnobotanical Description and Biological Activities of Senna alata. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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Senna alata is a medicinal herb of Leguminosae family. It is distributed in the tropical and humid regions. *e plant is traditionally used in the treatment of typhoid, diabetes, malaria, asthma, ringworms, tinea infections, scabies, blotch, herpes, and eczema. *e review is aimed at unveiling the ethnobotanical description and pharmacological activities of S. alata. Different parts of the plant are reported in folk medicine as therapeutic substances for remediation of diverse diseases and infections. *e extracts and isolated compounds displayed pronounced pharmacological activities. Display of antibacterial, antioxidant, antifungal, dermatophytic, anticancer, hepatoprotective, antilipogenic, anticonvulsant, antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, antimalarial, anthelmintic, and antiviral activities could be due to the array of secondary metabolites such as tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenes, anthraquinone, saponins, phenolics, cannabinoid alkaloids, 1,8-cineole, caryophyllene, limonene, α-selinene, β-caryophyllene, germacrene D, cinnamic acid, pyrazol-5-ol, methaqualone, isoquinoline, quinones, reducing sugars, steroids, and volatile oils present in different parts of the plant. *e review divulges the ethnobotanical and pharmacological activities of the plant and also justifies the ethnomedical claims. *e significant medicinal value of this plant necessitates a scientific adventure into the bioactive metabolites which constitute various extracts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2021 07:47
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 07:47

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