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Medicinal plants of genus Ipomoea found in Uttar-Pradesh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, D.D.U Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, UP, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 6, Issue (12), Pages 12-22, December,2 (2017)


About 600-700 species of Ipomoea, Convolvulaceae, are found throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Several of them have been used as ornamental plants, food, medicines or in religious ritual. These species are used for the treatment of several diseases, such as, fatigue, inflammations, hypertension, diabetes, dysentery, constipation, rheumatism, arthritis, rheumatism, meningitis, and hydrocephaly. Some of these species showed antimicrobial, anticoagulant, analgesic, hypoglycemic and anticancer activities. The present study deals with genus Ipomoea of family Convolvulaceae from various division of Uttar Pradesh. A total 22 species of the genus have been collected from various district of Uttar Pradesh on the basis of collection made from May 2014 till June 2017. The present paper illustrates the synonyms, common name, Taxonomic description, medicinal properties and active ingredients of the Ipomoea species present in this state.


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