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A REVIEW ON ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF ADIANTUM LUNULATUM (PTERIDACEAE)

Suhail*, Arthi I., Reeha P. H. and Donna Mary Johnson

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Adiantum lunulatum (Pteridaceae) is an important fern used in traditional systems of medicine.[1] Medicinal value of Adiantum lunulatum is due to the presence of the phytochemicals and these phytochemicals have major role in the antioxidant and antibacterial activity. Some of the Phytochemicals Present are Tannins, Flavonoid, Steroids, Saponin, Anthocyanin, Coumarin, Emodin, Phlobatannins, Terpenoids, Anthraquinones, Alkaloids, Glycosides and Phenols. DPPH assay and antibacterial activity analysis help to identify the medicinal potential of this fern. DPPH assay help to identify the free radical scavenging activity of plant extract. The result indicates that increase in concentration of extract has direct influence corresponding to the percentage of free radical scavenging activity.[2] Adiantum lunulatum have several Pharmacological Activities like Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Antidiabetic, Antifertility and Thrombolytic in action.[3]

Keywords: Adiantum lunulatum, Adiantum philippense, Flavonoids, Triterpenoids, Antioxidant, Pteridaceae.


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