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A review on phyto-pharmacology of Oxalis corniculata

Author(s):

Iqra Sarfraz, Azhar Rasul*, Ghulam Hussain, Muhammad Ajmal Shah*, Bushra Nageen, Farhat Jabeen, Zeliha Selamoğlu, İlknur UÇAK, Muhammad Asrar and Sevki Adem  

Abstract:


Oxalis corniculata (Oxalidaceae) is a small decumbent and delicate appearing medicinal herb flourishing in warm temperate and tropical domains such as Pakistan and India. Main bioactive chemical constituents of Oxalis plant include several alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides, saponins, phlobatannins along with steroids. Due to its polyphenolic, glycosides and flavonoid profile, it is proved to be protective in numerous ailments and exhibit various biological activities such as anti-fungal, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-diabetic, and cardioprotective. Moreover, bioactive phytochemicals from this plant possess significant wound healing potential. Our current effort intends to emphasize on the immense significance of this plant species, which have not been the subject matter of clinical trials and effective pharmacological studies, even though its favored usage has been stated. This review proposes that Oxalis corniculata possess potential for the cure of various diseases, however, further researches on isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds along with pre-clinical trials are compulsory to figure out its pharmacological applications.

Keywords:

Oxalis corniculata, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant

Affiliation:

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, 38000 Faisalabad, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, 38000 Faisalabad, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, 38000 Faisalabad, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, 38000 Faisalabad, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, 38000 Faisalabad, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, 38000 Faisalabad, Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Nigde Ömer Halisdemir University, Nigde, Campus 51240, Department of Animal Production and Technologies, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, Nigde Omer Halisdemir University, 51240, Nigde, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, 38000 Faisalabad, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cankiri Karatekin University, 18100 Cankiri



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