Potentialities of Artemisia Annua
By Sandhya S, Vinod K.R, Chaitanya R.S.N.A.K.K, Narender Prasad D
Artemisia annua an annual wormwood is relatively unexplored in the Indian subcontinent but highly potential plant. It is mainly constituted with artemesinin an endoperoxide having a sesquiterpene lactone.It is reported to have effective treatment in skin diseases, malaria, various carcinoma conditions, haemorrhoids, leishmaniasis and viral infections. This article gives an in-depth view of the plant, its distribution, active constituents and pharmacological uses.
Keywords :Artemisisnin, artesunate, artether, anti-neoplastic, anti-leishmaniacidal, carcinoma