• VIDHYA REKHA U. Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Chennai 600100, India
  • BHUMINATHAN S. Department of Prosthodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Chennai 600100, India
  • M. REKHA Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, RVS Dental College and Hospital, Kannampalayam, Sulur, Coimbatore 641402, India
  • NANDHINI M.S. Department of Microbiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Chrompet, Chennai 600044, India
  • RAVI SHANKAR Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rajas Dental College and Hospital, Kavalkinaru, Tirunelveli District, Tamilnadu, India



Medicinal plant, Boerhaavia diffusa, Therapeutic effects


Boerhavia diffusa (BD) is a herb of rasayana type, according to ayurvedic statements. It is considered to offer anti-aging, anti-disease, and life-strengthening qualities. Diffusa Boerhaavia Linn. Contains a wide variety of therapeutic qualities that have been demonstrated to be beneficial in the treatment of hyperglycemia, inflammation, anxiety, hepatotoxicity, jaundice, and heart problems. Here, we focus on the chemical composition and ethnomedicinal uses of B. diffusa that extend back to ancient times, as well as their future development.

B. diffusa's exceptional antioxidant, hepatoprotective, antibacterial, anti-diabetic, and anticarcinogenic capabilities have drawn pioneers in science and medicine. Additionally, this herb possesses medicinal properties, which is a result of the presence of polyphenols and flavanoids, creates it more vital for clinicians and scientists to exploit in order to obtain a better understanding of its biological and pharmacological capabilities.


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How to Cite

U., V. R., S., B., REKHA, M., M.S., N., & SHANKAR, R. (2022). THERAPEUTIC AND PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFICACY OF PLANT BOERHAAVIA DIFFUSA–A REVIEW. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 14, 58–62.



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