Journal article Open Access
Wankhade P. P*, Dr. Ghiware N. B, Shaikh Haidar Ali, Kshirsagar P. M
Barleria prionitis have been utilized for basic and curative health care since time immemorial. Barleria prionitis L. is one of the important herbal being used in Ayurvedic system of medicine. In traditional system of medicines part of the Barleria prionitis plant is used for the treatment of various diseases like toothache, fever, inflammation, gastrointestinal disorders, expectorant, boils, glandular swellings, catarrhal affections, ulcers, tonic and diuretic. A wide variety of biologically active constituents such as glycosides, flavonoid, saponin, steroid and tannins are present in his plant. The plant contains balerenone, prioniside A and B, lupeol, 6-hydroxyflavone, barlerin. This plant exhibits antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, hepatoprotective, antifungal, antiviral, mast cell stabilizing, antifertility and gastoprotective activity. This review will focus on the traditional uses, Phytochemical constituents isolated from the plant and pharmacological properties of different parts of Barleria prionitis.