PLANTS OF APIACEAE – THE BOON FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH- A CRITICAL REVIEW

  • G N KANNOLLI SVM ANURVEDIC MEDICAL COLLEGE, ILKAL 587125
Keywords: Apiaceae, Reproductive system, phytoestrogen, abortifacient, antifertility.

Abstract

Apiaceae or Umbelliferae is a family of mostly aromatic flowering plants named after the type genus Apium. It is the 16th-largest family of flowering plants, with more than 3,700 species in 434 genera including such well-known and economically important plants such as ajwainangelicaaniseasafoetidacarawaycarrotcelerychervilcoriandercumindillfennel. Most of commonly available plants of Apiaceae family notably have pharmacological effect on female reproductory system. Many of them have phyto estrogenic effect, galactogogue effect, and contraceptive effect ect.  Here, we present a review on effect of most commonly available plants of Apiaceae on female reproductory system.

Author Biography

G N KANNOLLI, SVM ANURVEDIC MEDICAL COLLEGE, ILKAL 587125
AYURVEDA SAMHITA EVAM SIDDHANTA

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Published
2019-11-16