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Published on:18th Feb,2014
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2014; 6(2):115-116
Original Article | doi:10.5530/pj.2014.2.6

Hydrodistilled volatile constituents obtained from the roots of Operculina turpethum

Authors and affiliation (s):

Azadeh Hamedi*,a, Abdolali Mohagheghzadehb and Samaneh Rivazc

aMedicinal Plants Processing Research Center, School of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran,

bDepartment of Traditional Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

cStudent Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.


Operculina turpethum (basionym: Convolvulus turpethum L.; homotypic synonym:Ipomoea turpethum L., Merremia turpethum L.) is a perennial climber from Convolvulaceae. The plant roots, which are called Turbad in Persian folk medicine, are a strong purgative and have also been used for phlegmatic disorders, burns, fevers, jaundice, cough, uterine problems, joints and muscles pain, paralysis and sciatica.[1] The plant has a wide range of applications in Ayurvedic formulations. Extracts of Turbad exhibited antioxidant, antihyperglycemic, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, cytotoxic, immunodulatory and antiedema activities.[2] read more..,


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