Cissus rotundifolia: a Potential Source of Valuable Therapeutic Agents

Author's: Muhammad Naeem Iqbal1,2*, Asfa Ashraf2,3
Authors' Affiliations
1The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China.2Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.3The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China.*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Naeem Iqbal, PSM Editorial Office, Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.
Article Type: Perspective     Published: Nov. 30, 2020 Pages: Online first
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In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in plants as pharmaceuticals with the discovery of new biologically-active molecules from crude extracts of plants. A large number of medicinal plants continue to provide valuable therapeutic agents for the treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases throughout the world. Cissus rotundifolia is a perennial, evergreen, climber, wild plant belonging to the family Vitaceae. It is a new source for bioactive phytoconstituents with various health benefits. This herbal plant represents remarkable antioxidant, antibacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-ulcerative activities. In this issue, Gumaih et al. reported the potential of the methanolic leaves extracts of C. rotundifolia, as an anti-urolithic and antihypertensive agent in albino rats. C. rotundifolia can be a potential source of valuable therapeutic agents and further investigations should be undertaken in this case in the future.


Cissus rotundifolia, medicinal plant, therapeutic agents, leaves extract.


Iqbal, M.N., Ashraf, A., 2020. Cissus rotundifolia:a Potential Source of Valuable Therapeutic Agents. Int. J. Nanotechnol. Allied Sci., 4(2): IJNAS-2020-044.