Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Activity of Geigeria alata

Authors : Afif Abdelmahmoud Omer; Muhammad Aswad; Subehan Ambo Lallo

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

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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.


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