A CRITICAL REVIEW ON PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS AND POTENTIAL USES OF COLDENIA PROCUMBENS LINN.
Coldenia procumbens Linn. (Boraginaceae); Tripakshi; widely used in the codified Indian systems of medicine namely Ayurveda and Siddha; a procumbent, deeply rooted, hairy herb growing as a weed in damp areas all throughout India as well as warmer places of the world has been narrated as a folklore medicine and has been used to treat various ailments like rheumatic swelling, leucorrhoea, menorrhagia, diabetes, immature abscesses, leucorrhoea, menorrhagia, arthritis and hypertension.
Material and method
Data was retrived from online sources, book and from some electronic media.
Results and Discussion
Taking into account the Tripakshi's historical use, the current study is conducted using the investigation of various pharmacological actions of this historically significant plant that have been documented. These actions can be used as a key resource for expressing the plant's enormous medicinal significance.
This focused the investigator’s attention on this plant and after studying modern literature it is concluded that traditional knowledge or folklore/ethano-botanical claims are true and proved by various in-vivo and in- vitro study.