A Review on Equisetum ramosissimum
Equisetum ramosissimum (Roxb. Ex Voucher) Hauke commonly known as field horsetail is a plant with wide prospectus, In folk medicine, Equisetum ramosissimum is used for tuberculosis, as a catarrh in the kidney and bladder regions, as a hemostatic for profuse menstruation, nasal, pulmonary and gastric hemorrhages, for brittle fingernails and loss of hair, for rheumatic diseases, for CNS system, for diuretics, HIV and immune system, for cytotoxic, vasorelaxant, hepatoprotective, cosmetics, astringents and anti-cancer disease, swelling and fractures and for frostbite (PDR for herbal Medicines) etc. The plant is reported to contain a number flavonoids, alkaloids, phenolic proteins, triterpenoids, saponins, phytosterols; the present review is an attempt to generate interest among the masses regarding its immense potential in preventing and treating several disorders.
Keywords Equisetum ramosissimum, Diabetic, flavonoids, Plant
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