Pharmacological and Evidence-based Review of Euphorbia neriifolia Linn. (Snuhi): An Upavisha; A Strong Purgative; Exigencies to Verify its Potential to Act as an Anthelminthic Drug Especially in Paediatric Age Group in Local Regions of India Specifically

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2023,17,34,445-454.
Published:November 2023
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Sonia Singh1, Mukta Bariha1, Neha Ghritlahre1, Neeraj Agrawal1, Nagendra Singh Chauhan2, Satyawati Rathia1, Lowkesh Chandravanshi1,*

1Department of Kaumarabhritya, Shri Narayan Prasad Awasthi Government Ayurvedic College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA.

2Drug Testing Laboratory, Avam Anusandhan Kendra, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA.


Euphorbia neriifolia Linn. (Snuhi) (Euphorbiacea family) is a traditional medicine which is included under multiple catagories such as Upavisha, Purgatives and Anthelminthic drugs. Preferably, an anthelminthic agent should have comprehensive deed, high fraction of rehabilitation with a single analeptic hit, denuded noxiousness to the host and should be economical. Even the intricacy like retching, wobbliness and bowel interruption have been shown by the prevalent drugs like piperazine particles. High consequence of the existing drugs and hostility of the parasites to their action sanction the hunt for revived anthelminthic molecules. In the ritualistic remedy implementation, the genesis of many worthwhile drugs is found and to evaluate denizenlore healing herb for their proclaimed anthelminthic virtue, several researchers have undertaken studies. Reinforced governance integrated with Chemical command of helminthes has been the important world-wide worm constraint tactics. Still, global multiplying resistance of gastrointestinal trichostronglides of household petty ruminants hostile to accustomed antihelminthes.[1,2] The expertise of molding employ of even a solitary Drug with their sorting and amalgam to escort a concluding upgraded outcome is Yukti. Not forgetting the safety and fruitfulness of the medicament, it is the fundamental notion of empirical drug lay out. This review describes the key information related to botanical description of E. neriifolia, phytochemistry, pharmacological actions, its purification, clinical studies and better utilization as anthelminthic-purgative package. The author emphasizes the need for evidence-based clinical studies to expand Snuhi pharmacological activities, clinical efficacy and safety.

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