Verbena officinalis (Verbenaceae): Pharmacology, Toxicology and role in female health

Authors

  • Kuchekar Mohini
  • Upadhye Mohini
  • Kulkarni Amrita
  • Zambare Aishwarya
  • Shirke Disha
  • Kore Padmaja

Keywords:

Ethnomedicine, Female health, Phytochemicals, Toxicity, Verbena officinalis, Verbenaceae

Abstract

Verbena officinalis Linn (Verbenaceae), the common verbena or vervain, a traditional herb with immense cultural and medicinal significance in the European, Greek, American, Roman and Egyptian countries. Phytochemical analysis suggests the presence of iridoid glycosides, secoiridoid glycosides, phenylethanoid glycosides, flavones, pentacyclic triterpenoids, monoterpenes, sterols and their derivatives. Owing to the presence of these phytochemicals, wide range of pharmacological activities such as antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antidiarrheal, antitumour, antidepressant, anxiolytic, gastroprotective and hepatoprotective, etc are reported. Literature survey highlights the distinct role of Verbena officinalis in treating dysmenorrhoea, vaginitis, endometriosis, premenopausal night sweating, herbal tonic for pregnant women and lactating mothers and its use as emmenagogue. The review aims to promote studies on Verbena officinalis for its therapeutic role in female reproductive health and other ailments. The scientific databases used for compilation of the data were Google scholar, Pubmed the data made available specifically from 2010 to 2022.

Author Biographies

Kuchekar Mohini

Assistant professor, Progressive Education Society’s Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune, 411044, India. 

Upadhye Mohini

Assistant Professor, Progressive Education Society’s Modern College of Pharmacy (Ladies), Borhadewadi, Dehu-Alandi Road, Moshi, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Kulkarni Amrita

Research scholar, Progressive Education Society’s Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune, 411044, India. 

Zambare Aishwarya

Research scholar, Progressive Education Society’s Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune, 411044, India. 

Shirke Disha

Research scholar, Progressive Education Society’s Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune, 411044, India. 

Kore Padmaja

Research scholar, Progressive Education Society’s Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune, 411044, India. 

 

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Published

08-07-2022

How to Cite

Mohini, K. ., Mohini, U. ., Amrita, K. ., Aishwarya, Z., Disha, S., & Padmaja, K. (2022). Verbena officinalis (Verbenaceae): Pharmacology, Toxicology and role in female health. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 13(2), 296–304. Retrieved from http://ijam.co.in/index.php/ijam/article/view/2748

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