A Review of the Pharmacognostic Characteristics, Phytochemical Constituents, and Pharmacological Effects of Hibiscus hirtus

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Kotte Jhansi Naga Sri, Gangolu Yohan, N.L.D Bhavani, Lankadi Devi, P Latish Kumar, Vobhilineeni Padmaja, Vegi Navya Sri


Hibiscus hirtus, also called Lesser Mallow or Hairy Rose Mallow, is a species of Hibiscus native to India and Africa. In Hinduism, it is used as a sacrifice to Kali and the god Ganesha. It is well known for its decorative appeal, but it also has some medicinal properties. Anti-microbial activity, anti-helminthic activity, wound healing property, anti-inflammatory activity, anti-bacterial activity, anti-diabetic property, and anti-solar property are some of the therapeutic qualities claimed byHibiscus hirtus. Many studies are being conducted on these plants, and some of the findings have indicated that they include phytochemicals such as alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, proteins, steroids, amino acids, carbohydrates, tannins, and phenolic compounds. As a result, an attempt has been made in this article to review phytochemicals and their pharmacological effects.

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