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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 446-465

Tinospora cordifolia with Reference to Biological and Microbial Properties
S.K. Dwivedi and Enespa*
Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central) University, Lucknow-226025, U. P. India
*Corresponding author

Tinospora cordifolia is a deciduous climbing shrub described as ‘the one who protects the body against diseases’ belonging to family Menispermaceae known as Amrita (Guduchi). It is widely used by tribal’s for the treatment of many diseases including gastrointestinal disorder. The biological and chemical significance of this plant is mainly because of the leaves, barks androots contain various bioactive compounds such as alkaloids, glycosides, lactones,steroids, polysaccharides and aliphatic compounds having various medicinalimportance viz., immunomodulatory or immunostimulatory, antitumor, cognition, anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic, antihyperglycemia, antihyperlipidemia, antioxidant, antituberculosis, gastrointestinal and hepatoprotection, anti-osteoporotic, anti-angiogenic, anti-malarial, anti-allergic and side effects prevention of the cancer chemotherapy. The present review is birds eyeview on traditional use, biologicaland chemical activity of Tinospora cordifolia.

Keywords: Antimicrobials, alkaloids, immuno-modulatory, inflammatory, T. cordifolia.

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Dwivedi, S.K., and Enespa. 2016. Tinospora cordifolia with Reference to Biological and Microbial Properties.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 446-465. doi:
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