Unraveling the Pharmacological Marvels of “Aqarqarha”- Exploring its Phytochemistry and Therapeutic Prospects

Authors

  • Asema Mahveen PG Department of Ilmul-Advia, National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders, Hyderabad, India.
  • Shaik Mohammed Hussain PG Department of Moalajat, National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders, Hyderabad, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47070/ayushdhara.v11i2.1530

Keywords:

Aqarqarha, Anacyclus pyrethrum, Unani medicine, Phytochemistry, Neuroprotective, Antioxidant

Abstract

Anacyclus pyrethrum, commonly known as “Aqarqarha” in Unani medicine has been a prominent herb in traditional medicine systems for centuries due to its diverse therapeutic properties. In recent years, there has been growing interest in exploring its medicinal uses and pharmacological effects. This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Aqarqarha, encompassing its traditional uses, phytochemical composition, pharmacological activities, and potential therapeutic applications. Aqarqarha exhibits a wide array of pharmacological activities, including neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, aphrodisiac, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory effects, making it a promising candidate for the management of various health conditions. Moreover, its phytochemical profile comprises various bioactive compounds such as alkamides, sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, and polyacetylenes, which contribute to its medicinal properties. This review aims to consolidate the existing knowledge on Aqarqarha, providing a basis for further research and development in both traditional and modern medicine. Furthermore, it highlights gaps in current knowledge and identifies areas for future research, such as clinical trials, mechanistic studies, formulation development, and regulatory considerations. By synthesizing existing information and proposing future directions, this review seeks to facilitate a deeper understanding of Aqarqarha's therapeutic potential and promote its integration into evidence-based healthcare practices.

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Published

07-05-2024

How to Cite

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Asema Mahveen, Shaik Mohammed Hussain. Unraveling the Pharmacological Marvels of “Aqarqarha”- Exploring its Phytochemistry and Therapeutic Prospects. Ayushdhara [Internet]. 2024May7 [cited 2024Jun.24];11(2):189-94. Available from: https://ayushdhara.in/index.php/ayushdhara/article/view/1530