Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part A (2020)
Ethno medical uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Dianella ensifolia (Linnaeus) de Candolle: A systematic review
Author(s): Eunike Anugerah Widyaning, Ika Rahayu and Kris Herawan Timotius
Abstract: Dianella ensifolia has potential as a source of herbal medicine. The objective of this review is to make an overview of the current knowledge available on the ethno medical uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of D.ensifolia. Dianella ensifolia is used traditionally in many areas of the world as herbal medicine, especially as topical medicines for ferunculosis, abscesses, lympharingitis, tuberculosis lymphadenitis, tinea, traumatic injuries, and wounds. The plant can also be taken internally in the treatment of dysentery, dysuria, leucorrhoea, blanorrhoea, and fatique. The phytochemical constituents are belonging to phenolic compounds, quinones, flavans, cycloartane-type triterpenoids, steroids, chromones, water soluble carbohydrates, glycosides. The preclinical data are reported for, antioxidant activities, antibacterial, antivirus, anti-inflammation, tyrosinase inhibition. Ethno medical uses of D. ensifolia indicates that aerial and roots are good source of herbal medicine. Phytochemical constituents of aerial and roots are complex with various bioactivities. Pharmacologically, D.ensifolia show its potential as antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, wound healing medicine, and anti melanogenesis.
How to cite this article:
Eunike Anugerah Widyaning, Ika Rahayu, Kris Herawan Timotius. Ethno medical uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Dianella ensifolia (Linnaeus) de Candolle: A systematic review. Int J Herb Med 2020;8(4):10-18.