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2022 Sep 12

J Ethnopharmacol

A review on the traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of the genus veronicastrum (Plantaginaceae).


Mutinda E S, Mkala E M, Ren J, Kimutai F, Waswa E N, Odago W O, Nanjala C, Gichua M K, Njire M M, Hu G-W
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Sep 12:115695.
PMID: 36108894.


Veronicastrum Heist. ex Fabr. (Plantaginaceae) is a multifunctional plant in China and other parts of the continent. It has traditionally been used in the treatment of ascites, edema, blood stasis, pain relief, chronic nephritis injury, fever, cough, headache, arthritis, dysentery, rheumatism, pleural effusion, liver damage, and other disorders. Although research has confirmed that the genus Veronicastrum contain many active compounds, no review of its traditional uses, phytochemistry or pharmacology has been conducted to date.