A REVIEW ON MEDICINAL USES OF DIFFERENT PLANTS OF EUPHORBIACEAE FAMILY

  • Md. Shahidul Islam Department of Pharmacy, University of science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), Foy’s Lake, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Hasnat Ara Department of Pharmacy, University of science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), Foy’s Lake, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Kazi Ishtiaq Ahmad Department of Pharmacy, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Md. Mayin Uddin Department of Pharmacy, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Abstract

Euphorbiaceae is an important family which contains numerous medicinal plants. Today estimate that most of the people in developing countries still relays on traditional medicine based largely on species of plants in human being and animals for their primary healthcare. The family Euphorbiaceae is one of the largest family of flowering plants comprising of plants with over 300 genera and 8,000 species. Acalyphaindica L, Euphorbia hirta L, Euphorbia thymifolia L, Croton bonplandianumbaill, Jatropha gossypifolia L, Ricinus communis L are important plants of this family because these plants have different compounds like alkaloids, flavinoids, steroids, saponin, phenolic compounds, fatty acid, esters, minerals etc that have showed different activitiesin humen being and animal.This study provides important data for identification of different plants in Euphorbiaceae family. Species of Euphorbiaceae are extensively used as remedies against several diseases and complaints such as cancer, diabetes, diarrhoea, heart diseases, hemorrhages, hepatitis, jaundice, malaria, ophthalmic diseases, rheumatism and scabies etc.

Keywords: Activity, Euphorbiaceae, medicinal plants, uses
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Islam, M. S., H. Ara, K. I. Ahmad, and M. M. Uddin. “A REVIEW ON MEDICINAL USES OF DIFFERENT PLANTS OF EUPHORBIACEAE FAMILY”. Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 4, no. 1, Mar. 2019, doi:https://doi.org/10.22270/ujpr.v4i1.236.
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