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Phytopharmacology of Tephrosia purpurea Linn: An Overview
Tephrosia purpurea is a wild plant commonly known as “Sarapunkha” and has been recognized in different traditional system of medicines for treatment of various diseases of human beings. Different parts of the plant are traditionally claimed to be used for the treatment of ailments including diarrhoea, bronchitis, asthma, inflammation, boils, pimples, enlargement of the spleen, diseases of liver, heart, kidney and blood, in tumours, ulcers, leprosy and asthma. Therefore, in the present review an attempt has been made to explore the data on folklore uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities of Tephrosia purpurea.