Pharmacological and Phytochemical Updates on Pothos scandens L

Saurabh Gupta1, Shareen Singh1, Renu Gupta2, Thakur Gurjeet Singh1,*
1Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway (NH-64), Rajpura 140 401, Punjab, INDIA.
2Dr. Batra’s Homeopathic Clinic, M.G. Road, Indore 452001, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA.

Pharmacognosy Communications,2018,8,4,138-145.
DOI: 10.5530/pc.2018.4.30
Published: October 2018
Type: Review Article


Pothos scandens L. (Pothos scandens) belonging to the family araceae used as folk healing worldwide possessing several ethnomedicinal properties for treatment of various devasting disorders. Phytochemical analysis of various parts of plant Pothos scandens indicated the presence of several metabolites. These metabolites include the various excretory product of the plant such as alkaloids, tannins, saponins, glycosides and flavonoids etc. tends to show curative and therapeutic values in various diseases. The several extract-based studies isolated bioactive compounds of Pothos scandens possessing various activities like anticancer, antioxidant, histamine release inhibitory activities using in-vivo and in-vitro models. Knowing the significance of this plant in traditional medicine and the diverse usage of herbal plants gaining the more popularity now days in exploring many new possibilities in different diseases. The present review has been focused on traditional uses, phyto-chemistry and biological studies of Pothos scandens, which are being used in folklore medicines.

Key words: Pothos scandens, Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Terpenoids, Antimicrobial activity, Antioxidant activity, Burn wound healing.

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