A Review on Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activities of Sauropus Androgynous

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2022,12,3,2701-2706.
Published:December 2022
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Rakshitha S*, Balasubramanian T, Suresha B S, Soujanya N, Meghana B P

Department of Pharmacology, Bharathi College of Pharmacy, Bharathinagar- 571422, Maddur Taluk, Mandya District, Karnataka, India.


Our nature is the main source of medicinal plants which having a lifesaving active phytoconstituents. The usage of medicinal plants for curing a disease has become a therapeutic modality. In Unani literature numerous drugs are mentioned which have immense medicinal properties. Among these, Sauropus androgynous is one of the most common perennial shrubs traditionally used in South Asia and Southest Asia [1]. Sauropus androgynous is commonly known as gooseberry belongs to family Phyllanthacea, can grow in a humid atmosphere [2]. This herb as also been used in Malaysia, Indonesia and in India in cooking as a multivitamin and multigreen plant [3]. The leaves and other parts of this plant have a medicinal importance, which has traditionally been used to promote lactation, for wound healing, to relief urinary disorders and as an antidiabetic [4]. The main purpose of making this review is to get an information about the history, pharmacological studies, uses and other benefial information regarding the Sauropus androgynous.

Image of the plant Sauropus androgynous.