Strobilanthes Kunthianus: An Overview

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International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume VIII, Issue VII, July 2021 | ISSN 2321–2705

Strobilanthes Kunthianus: An Overview

Ayishath Shabna*, Syed Asadulla, Dr. Ajith Babu T K, and Dias Dileep E
Malik Deenar College of Pharmacy

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Abstract: The use of herbal drugs in developing newer drug technology has increased to a greater extent. Strobilanthes species are widely spread in Asia and are endemic to Western Ghats India. They are known to have many traditional uses such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-osteoarthritics etc. Strobilanthes kunthianus is widely distributed in the grassland of Nilgiri hills and blooms once in 14 years and they are also known to have many traditional uses. This review focuses on basic studies such as phytochemical screening and pharmacological effect of plant.

Keywords: Strobilanthes kunthiana ,anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, phytochemical screening


Herbal drugs are used widely in newer drug development technology. The huge structural variety, advanced techniques for isolation, characterisation of the structure have led to the synthesis of drugs from plants.(1) Nowadays plant-based drug development has dominated synthetic drug development to an instance. Isolation of medicinal compounds from the plant has greater influence and led to the development of newer drugs and modern therapies.
Strobilanthes kunthianus is widely distributed in the grassland of Western Ghats of India and blooms every 12 years. The name ‘blue mountain ʼ which is the synonym of Nilgiri hills is due to the presence of purplish flowers of S.kunthianus Nilgiri itself has 150 species of Strobilanthes.(2) Strobilanthes species are known to have many medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritic, analgesic, anti-oxidant, hepatoprotective, anti-fungal, anti-giardial, and anti-microbial and protection against UV rays.(3)