One of the plants used frequently in western
Sudan to treat a variety of illnesses, including epilepsy,
antispasmodic, cough, pneumonia, rheumatism, and
intestinal ailments, is Geigeria alata. This plant's roots
are frequently employed in the treatment of diabetes.
The essential oil of Geigeria alata contains a variety of
compounds, including tannins, flavonoids, and alkaloids.
The main compounds are trans-3, 5-dicaffeoylquinic
acid, chlorogenic acid, and 3, 4, 5-tricaffeoylquinic acid,
and they play a significant role in the plant's antioxidant
activity. Significant antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-
tumor, anti-microbial, hematological, neuroprotective,
and immune-modulatory actions are all present in
Geigeria alata. The present review provides an overview
of Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry and
Pharmacological activity of Geigeria alata.
Keywords : Geigeria alata; Phytochemistry; Pharmacological activity; Dicaffeoylquinic Acid.