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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 202-208

Pharmacognostical and phytopharmacological review on coatbuttons

Department of Chemistry, Dhaanish Ahmed Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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P Selvakumar
Department of Chemistry, Dhaanish Ahmed Institute of Technology, Coimbatore - 641 105, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jpdtsm.jpdtsm_55_22

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Tridax procumbens L., regularly known as coatbuttons or Tridax daisy, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. T. procumbens are well identified for their medicinal properties among local natives. Besides being habitually used for dropsy, anemia, ulcer, piles, arthritis, gout, asthma, and urinary problems, it is also used in treating gastric complications, body pain, and rheumatic pains of joints. It is superlative and well-known as a prevalent weed and pest herbal. It is generally seen in the unused lands and along roadsides. It has been presented to tropical, subtropical, and mild temperate areas worldwide. T. procumbent, normally known as coatbuttons or Tridax daisy, is a species of blossoming plant in the daisy family. The preliminary phytochemical investigation showed the presence of flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids, carotenoids, and tannins. It shows wound healing and is an anticoagulant, antifungal, and insect repellent activity. Ethnomedicinally this plant may be used in the treatment of numerous types of diseases. The plant shows various pharmacological activities such as antidiabetic, anticancer, antibacterial activity, antiarthritic activity, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory effects, antiulcer activity, and antioxidant and hepatoprotective activity.

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