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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 99-102

Phytocomponents of argyreia speciosa (Linn. f.) confer radioprotection

1 Division of Life Sciences, Nehru Gram Bharti University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Institute of Transgene Life Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Foundation for Education and Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Kaushala P Mishra
Foundation for Education and Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jrcr.jrcr_11_17

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Argyreia speciosa (Linn. f.) is a reputed indigenous medicinal plant which possesses various pharmacological properties. The alcoholic root extracts of A. speciosa contains several bioactive compounds including flavonoids (quercetin and kaempferol), coumarins (scopoletin), alkaloid (ergoline), saponins, tannins that have potent free radical scavenging activity and role in cell function modulation in disease conditions. The present review is an attempt to provide an insight of anticancer properties of A. speciosa. It is suggested that extract may have the potential to act as an effective radioprotector to normal cells in cancer radiotherapy.

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