A Comprehensive Review on Pharmacological Properties of Garden cress (Lepidium sativum) Seeds
The present article gives important information of Lepidium sativum on therapeutic use, traditional medicinal uses mantion in various Ayurvedic literecture, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of morden era. Lepidium sativum, garden cress is a fast growing annual herb that is native to Egypt and West Asia, although it is now cultivated in the entire world. Lepidium sativum seeds contain proteins, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, other essential nutrients and phytochemicals. Lepidium sativum seeds are commonly used to heal fractures and to increase milk secretion during lactation. Their seeds are highly nutritious and are excellent source of iron. It is mainly contains alkaloids, carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, flavonoids as chief phytochemical constituents.
This review article shows various pharmacological activities of Lepidium sativum as an anti-diabetic, laxative, hypocholesterolemic, fracture healing, analgesic, Antinflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic, laxative, diuretic, hepatoprotective, antiashthamatic, antidiarrheal, antispasmodic and anti cancer activities of garden cress seeds (Lepidium sativum).
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