Cissus rotundifolia: a Potential Source of Valuable Therapeutic Agents
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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.