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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301

ICV : 78.6



Arulraj P.*, Bavatharini A., Manikandan V., Sam Johnson Udaya Chander J., Kandasamy C. S., Venkatanarayanan R.


Aim: The aim of this article to review the antibacterial activity of acalypha indica. Medicinal herbs are moving from fringe to mainstream use with a greater number of people seeking remedies and health approaches free from side effects caused by synthetic chemicals. India officially recognizes over 3000 plants for their medicinal value. It is generally estimated that over 6000 plants in India are in use in traditional, folk and herbal medicine. This article also aims to provide a comprehensive review on the pharmacological aspects of acalypha indica Methodology: The material used to review the antibacterial activity of acalypha indica is from 2008 to 2017. The nine years research articles were used to report this review. Results: It is obtained from deciduous and mixed-monsoon forests throughout greater parts of India, ascending to 1300 m in outer Himalaya, is widely used in traditional medicinal system of India has been reported to possess hepatoprotective, anti – inflammatory, antitussive, antifungal and also used to check wounds healing and antibacterial.: It is known as a rich source of tannins, flavanoids and glycosides. Conclusion: The innumerable medicinal properties and therapeutic uses of acalypha indica as well as its Phytochemical investigations and its antibacterial activity prove its importance as a valuable medicinal plant.

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