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Review on Pharmacological Activity of Dioscorea floribunda

, Shrikrishna Baokar, Kavita Mane, Gauri Patil, Rajendra Patil, Prabhat Jain, AdityaNath Pandey

Abstract: The medicinal herb Dioscorea floribunda (Linn.) is very significant. Varahikanda's medicinal properties are quite important. It is used to treat various diseases in Ayurvedic literature. Here is a summary of studies on the antiquity and ayurvedic qualities of varahikanda, i.e. Dioscorea floribunda. Varahikanda has a variety of pharmacological characteristics, according to the research. Jeevaneeya, Rasayana, Balya, Krumighna, Pramehaghna, Kushtaghna, Vrushya, Nadivrun, Visarpa, Udarshool, Raktapitta are all Ayurvedic terms. It has antimicrobial action, wound healing activity, antihyperglycemic activity, dyslipidemic activity, anticancer activity, immunomodulatory activity, antioxidant activity, antiinflammatory and analgesic activity, antihelmintic activity, and aphrodisiac activity, according to contemporary research.
Keywords: medicinal / Dioscorea floribunda / dyslipidemic / antioxidant / antimicrobial / contemporary / Balya / antiinflammatory

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