Biological Properties, Phytochemistry and Traditional uses of Rudravanti (Cressa Cretica): A Review

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PharmaTutor (August- 2014)
ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 2, Issue 8)


Received On: 24/04/2014; Accepted On: 30/05/2014; Published On: 01/08/2014


AUTHORS: Nishant Verma1*, K.K. Jha1, Rajesh Sharma1, Sudhir Chaudhary2, Ajai Kr. Singh3, Arvind Kumar 4
1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, T. M. College of Pharmacy, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, MIET, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
3Department of Pharmaceutics, Gandhi College of Pharmacy, Karnal, Haryana, India
4Department of Quality Assurance, Onco Therapies Limited (A Mylan Company), Bangalore, Karnataka, India.



Since long, the ayurvedic period, the herbal drugs were the sole source of medication for majority of population pertaining to the holistic approaches consisting of easier method of uses and better results. Despite vast continuous developments in the drug therapy, herbal sources are still of great importance and nearly 60% of the world’s population continuously using such drugs. These are not only used for primary healthcare in rural areas in developing countries, but also in developed countries as well where modern medicines are predominantly available. In spite of industrious and versatile unbroken advancements in ayurvedic medicines of the present therapeutic arena, still a huge number of herbal origins leading to a vast variety of flora remains unexplored that could be utilized in the treatments for several afflictions i.e. diabetes mellitus, hepatitis, inflammation, cirrhosis of lever, cancers etc. Hence the satisfactory and safer solution to these problems of the public health care requires tremendous attention of the researchers to explore out medicinally efficacious plants and isolate potent molecules from them. Evaluation of such molecules could generate broader spectrum of pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic parameters with least toxicity. Cressa cretica (Linn) belonging to family Convolvulaceae. It is commonly known as Rudravanti. Traditionally root and leaves of Cressa cretica are commonly used as expectorant and antibilious agent. It is a holophytic dwarf shrub used in folklore medicine. This article gives the updated information on its properties.


How to cite this article: N Verma, KK Jha, R Sharma, S Chaudhary, AK Singh, A Kumar; Biological Properties, Phytochemistry and Traditional uses of Rudravanti (Cressa Cretica): A Review; PharmaTutor; 2014; 2(8); 154-161