PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF Nymphaea pubescens WILLD. EXTRACTS
Journal: Acta Scientifica Malaysia (ASM)
Author: Saravanan Vivekanandarajah Sathasivampillai and Pholtan Rajamanoharan
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Nymphaea pubescens Willd belongs to the Nymphaeaceae family. This plant species is used to treat various diseases including diabetes, diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhages, and indigestion in traditional medicines around the world. Compounds like Arbutin, D-malic acid, Ergosterol, Fumaric acid, and Gluconic acid have been isolated from N. pubescens. As N. pubescens pharmacological activities are not systematically reviewed, this review is intended to analyze, recap, and document the reported bioactivities of N. pubescens. Appropriate published papers were obtained using the Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, and ScienceDirect databases from 1900 to June 2021. Until now, anticancer, antidementia, antidiabetic, antihepatotoxic, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, and hypolipidemic activities have been reported for different parts of N. pubescens. Remarkably, hitherto, no pharmacological active compound has been isolated from N. pubescens. This review provides a foundation for future research on this plant species.