Utkarsh N Chimote, Yash R Menghani, Kamala K Chandak, Millind J Umekar
In the Ayurveda medicinal plants play an important role, it is the Indian traditional system of medicine that focuses on the medical potential of plants. Thunbergia is one of the genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Acanthaceae. Thunbergia species included up to 100 species of annuals, perennials, and shrubs. Thunbergia erecta (Syn- Meyenia erecta, Bush Clockvine) is species of thunbergia plants that have been identified to have many reported significant medicinal value. It is a vigorous, woody shrub from Tropical Africa that grows to about 6-feet-tall and wide, which consists of purple flowers that have a yellow throat. This purple colour flower contains anthocyanin compounds which able to synthesize blue, purple, violet, magenta, and yellow colour in the flower, fruit, and leaves of the plant. The Phytoconstituent are present in the leaves of the T. erecta plant are alkaloids, flavonoids, phenolics, tannin, saponins, and triterpenoids. The aim of this review article is a brief study on thunbergia erecta other species of thunbergia and summarized Scientific classification, Morphology, Geographical Distribution, and Pharmacological activity.
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