Hygrophila spinosa T. Anderson, commonly known as Gokulakanta (Hygrophila) is a well known medicinal plant found in all over India. Hygrophila spinosa T. Anders (Acanthaceae) is described in Ayurvedic literature as Ikshura, Ikshugandha and Kokilasha “having eyes like Kokila or Indian. Hygrophila spinosa on [family ACANTHACEAE ] Verified by Not on sheet, Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine [family ACANTHACEAE ] (stored .

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Analgesic activity Analgesic activity of H. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

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Hygrophila auriculata

The plant is cultivated throughout India. Hygrophlla is useful in treating diabetes as per the traditional system. Volume 13 Issue 4 Decpp.

This finding suggests its possible use in diseases in which free radicals play an important role. A novel dietary triterpene lupeol induces fas-mediated apoptotic death of androgen-sensitive prostate cancer cells and inhibits tumour growth in a xenograft model. Hytrophila studies on root of Hygrophila auriculata Heine. Red blood cell RBC count, hemoglobin content, and white blood cell count significantly increased to normal after extract treatment of the tumor-bearing mice.

Hygrophila auriculata – Marsh Barbel

Medicinal plants continue to provide valuable therapeutic agents, in both modern and traditional medicine. Indian J Nat Prod. Evaluation of Capparis decidua for anthelmintic and antimicrobial activities.


Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences. Potential in treating liver diseases of the aerial parts, roots and whole plant was studied by various models viz. Hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects of Hygrophila auriculata K. This reveals its analgesic activity by central as well as peripheral mechanisms. International Book Distributors; Author information Article notes Copyright and Sppinosa information Disclaimer. Asteracantha longifolia suppresses oxidant-induced tissue injury and proliferation in rat liver.

The extract suppressed significantly the tumor fluid volume at the end of soinosa 3 weeks experiment. The results showed that chloroform and alcohol extracts have significant antipyretic activity, but petroleum ether and aqueous extracts failed to lower the raised body temperature in rats.

Studies on amino acid composition of the seeds of the plants A. The animals hyyrophila divided into different groups: See all formats and pricing. In spite of all these activities, a major work has been carried out on the chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutic, and pharmacologic aspects of the plant and hence, an extensive investigation, especially on its clinical efficacy is needed to exploit its therapeutic utility to combat diseases.

Hygrophila auriculata – Useful Tropical Plants

Inthe hypoglycemic activity of H. The roots were found to be rich in antioxidants. Flowers 2—3 cm long, purple-blue, bilabiate, in whorls. Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants from India. These studies support its traditional role as being hepatoprotective. Hepatoprotective effect of Hygrophila spinosa and Cassia occidentalis on carbon tetrachloride induced liver damage in experimental rats. The petroleum ether, chloroform, alcohol, and aqueous leaf extracts of H.


Method in food analysis. Schum Heine Acanthaceae root extract.

The leaves are sweet, tonic, aphrodisiac, hypnotic, and useful in the treatment of diarrhea, thirst, urinary calculi, urinary discharges, inflammations, eye diseases, pains, ascites, anemia, and abdominal disorders.

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Hybrophila on experimental rodents. Regarding the plant, the studies indicate that this has an important antioxidant activity due to the presence of water-soluble compounds with potent free radical-scavenging effects, such as flavonoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, steroids, tannins that may be associated with the lower incidence and lower mortality rates of degenerative diseases in human.

Both doses showed significant aphrodisiac activity by increase in mounting behavior and mating performance. Anders seeds based biomineral doped cobalt oxide: An investigation of oil from seed of Hygrophila spinosa.

From the observation, it could be predicted that aphrodisiac and spermatogenic effect of EEHS against infertility may be due to splnosa and neurohumoral changes, which play an important role in the sexual behavior and fertility disorders.