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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 1359-1364
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.159


Review on Pharmacological Properties of Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba Linn.): An Endangered Medicinal Plant
B.A. Vaishnavi1*, Hajira Khanm2 and H.R. Bhoomika3
1Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, College of Horticulture, Hiriyur-577598, India 2Department of Crop Physiology, GKVK, Bangalore, India 3Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga-577225, Karnataka India
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Abstract:

Glory lily is an important medicinal plant which comes under endangered species among the medicinal plants. In Southern India it is called as glory lily and climbing lily-in English. Seeds and tubers contain valuable alkaloids such as colchine and colchicoside, which are having ethnobotanical and pharmacological properties to cure various diseases. The tuber is used as an antidote for snake bites, gout, rheumatism, bruises, sprains, colic and chronic ulcers, haemorrhoids, cancer, impotence, nocturnal seminal emission, leprosy and also for including labour pains and abortions. Gloriosa superba also used in wounds, skin related problems, fever, inflammation, piles, blood disorders, uterine contractions, general body toner, poisoning. Roots are acrid, anthelmintic, antipyretic, bitter, digestive, expectorant, highly poisonous and promoting expulsion of the placenta. Root paste is effective against paralysis, rheumatism, snake bite and insect bites. Hence in this article an attempt has been made to gather the more information regarding pharmacological properties of glory lily.


Keywords: Gloriosa superba, Chemical constituents, Traditional uses, Pharmacological activities
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Vaishnavi, B.A., Hajira Khanm and Bhoomika, H.R. 2019. Review on Pharmacological Properties of Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba Linn.): An Endangered Medicinal Plant.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 1359-1364. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.159