India has a significant opportunity to contribute to the growing global demand for medicinal and aromatic plant products. Plants have been used for long as medicine by humans, seeing back to prehistoric eras. Among the ancient civilization’s, India have been known to be rich renowned as a rich source of medicinal herbs. Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Folk lore (tribal) medicines are the major systems of indigenous medicines. Among these systems, Ayurveda is most developed and widely practiced in world wide. Green plants have been synthesized and preserved a variety of secondary metabolites and phytochemical products. The medicinal plant Hygrophila auriculata belonging to Acanthaceae family and generally presents in aquatic area. It is a rare and endemic species all over the countries; the plant has been used to treat various diseases and disorders. Extracts and bioactive compounds from the plant have been found to possess antimicrobial, anthelmintic, antitermite, nephroprotective, hepatoprotective, central nervous system protective, antitumour, antidiabetic, anticataract, antioxidant, haematopoietic, diuretic, antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antimotility, aphrodisiac, neuroprotection, anti-endotoxin and anti-urolithiatic activities. In this study focused the preliminary tests are antibacterial activity for MIC, antioxidant scavenging activity using DPPH, FRAP, ABTS and Hydrogen peroxide activities, and qualitative and quantitative analysis phytochemicals and physical parameter evaluation for study plant.


Aromatic plant, Hygrophila auriculata, Acanthaceae, Phytochemicals, Antioxidant, Diseases and Disorders,


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