What is Boerhavia diffusa common name ?
Boerhaavia diffusa is a four-o'clock family flowering plant that is also known as Punarnava, Red Spiderling, Spreading Hogweed, or Tarvine.
It is well-known medicinal plant in traditional Indian medicine as well as other parts of world, for example, Southern American and African continent.
Boerhavia diffusa benefits
Boerhavia diffusa has capabilities such as antiaging, reestablishing youth, strengthening life and cognitive function, and disease prevention, all of which imply that they raise the body's resilience to any onslaught, offering hepatoprotection and immunomodulation.
Boerhavia diffusa phytochemical properties
The roots are the source of a novel class of Isoflavonoids known as
- Flavonoid glycosides,
- Purine nucleoside,
- Sterol (Boerhavisterol)
Boerhavia diffusa fight COVID-19
The present study shows the major phytochemicals of B.diffusa namely Bioquercetin, Biorobin , Boerhavisterol was concluded that possess potential therapeutic properties against COVID-19.
Rutwick Surya, U., Praveen, N. A molecular docking study of SARS-CoV-2 main protease against phytochemicals of Boerhavia diffusa Linn. for novel COVID-19 drug discovery. VirusDis. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13337-021-00683-6, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13337-021-00683-6
Mishra S, Aeri V, Gaur PK, Jachak SM. Phytochemical, therapeutic, and ethnopharmacological overview for a traditionally important herb: Boerhavia diffusa Linn. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:808302. doi:10.1155/2014/808302