Important classes in the volatiles are monoterpenes, monoterpenoids, sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpenoids, hydrocarbons, aromatics, esters, alcohols, sulphur compounds, ketones, and aldehyde compounds. Rhizomes and bulbs | Spices | Results suggest potential use for mosquito larvae control. The leaves contain apigenin and luteolin while the seed oil yield myristic, capril and lauric acids. (25) Study evaluated Catharanthus roseus and Ruellia tuberosa for phytoremediation of lead, nickel, zinc, cadmium, and chromium contaminated soils. SPANISH: Espanta suegras, Salta perico, Totes, Yuquilla. (28) It is also used as a remedy for inflammation of the stomach and intestines, constipation and general stomach ailments. In open waste places List of various diseases cured by Ruellia Tuberosa. B*, RAVINDRA BABU. It is also used for the treatment of stones in the bladder. Medicinal The plant is used in the treatment of fevers, skin itches[1174. (32) • Antiurolithiatic / Antioxidant / Roots: Study evaluated an ethanolic extract of R. tuberosa roots for antiurolithiatic activity against 0.75% v/v ethylene glycol and 2% w/v ammonium induced calcium oxalate urolithiasis and for antioxidant activity against hyperoxaluria induced oxidative stress in male albino rats. (13) Siddha/Tamil Tapas-kaaya. that of indomethacin. (25) (26) Effect of 50% Hydroethanolic Leaf Extracts of Ruellia tuberosa L. and Dipteracanthus patulus (Jacq.) The perennial herb with tuberous roots usually grows in open waste places in the Philippines. Ethnomedicine (7) Root - Ruellia tuberosa, Linn. reported folkloric medicinal use in the Philippines. Acanthaceae family Ruellia tuberosa Linnaeus, Sp. (11) Cytotoxicity by MTT assay showed an IC50 of 54.95 µg/ml on HepG2 cell line. Ruellia tuberosahas been extensively used as diuret- ic, anti-diabetic, antipyretic, analgesic, antioxidant (4), anti-hypertensive, gastroprotective (5) and to treat gonorrhea (3). • In Suriname’s traditional medicine, used as anthelmintic; for joint pains and muscle strain. Ruellia tuberosa L. (herb) commonly called ‘cracker plant’, often grown for ornamental purposes is an Acanthaceae: The 3rd largest tropical family of dicotyledonous plants with about 2500 species, most of which have medicinal values (Burkill, 1985).It has tuberous roots with leaf, stem, fruit and flower parts, is native to America, but widely spread in dry and hilly regions. ti patat root is also used to treat high inflammation of the bladder.The root is washed, crushed, and boiling water poured over it. (16) (23) Detox | Garden plants | Zulkarnain Waslim, Fui Fui Lem, Peik Lin Teoh / Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. Ruellia tuberosa Linn. (27) and significant inhibition in serotonin and egg albumin-induced hind Also used as an abortifacient, The root is used against An infusion is used for cleansing the blood. Med 17(3): 103-109, 2006 Antidiabetic Activity of Ruellia tuberosa L., Role of α-Amylase Inhibitor: In Silico, In Vitro, and In Vivo / Dyah Ratna Wulan, Edi Priyo Utomo, and Chanif Mahdi / Biochemistry Research International, Volume 2015 (2015) / http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/349261 Roots and leaves. * / Journal of Pharmacognosy. used in Trinidad and Tobago for urinary problems and diabetes mellitus / Cheryl A Lans / Journal of Ethnobiology and bluish purple. Hexane soluble and chloroform-soluble extracts were obtained through sequential partitioning of crude ethanolic extract of air-dried aerial parts of the plants. with undulate margins and up to 12 centimeters long. (5) (18) The herb possesses emetic properties. Characterization and larvicidal activity of green-synthesized silver nanoparticles using cracker plant Ruellia tuberosa leaf extract / Jocelyn L Miranda, Cherrie G Muaña and Maria Cleofe N Badang / Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology / DOI: 10.4172/2157-7439-C1-050 / 13th International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology ACTS AS ANTI-FERTILITY AGENT THAT REDUCES SPERM COUNT, MOTILITY AND VIABILITY IN MALE SWISS ALBINO MICE (MUS-MUSCULUS), Antibacterial, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Ruellia tuberosa (L.) root extract, Effect of 50% Hydroethanolic Leaf Extracts of Ruellia tuberosa L. and Dipteracanthus patulus (Jacq.) The species can be recommended for the remediation of lead contaminated soils. tuberosa possesses potent antioxidant activity. (39) Tropical hardwood | Tropical Rainforest | 209-214 / DOI: 10.1080/13880200802434575 • α-Amylase Inhibitor / Betulin: Study evaluated R. tuberosa for compounds inhibiting α-amylase in rat and human by molecular docking. 15 compounds in the stem oil (93.96%), 42 from the root oil (91.49%), 60 compounds from the fruit oil (89.68%), and 6 compounds Studies have suggested anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antinociceptive, gastroprotective properties. Tropical Cut Flowers | Tropical fruit seeds | (27) The results provide • Anti-Diabetic / Antihyperlipidemic / Hepatoprotective / Leaves: Study evaluated the anti-diabetic potential of methanolic extract of leaves in alloxan induced diabetic rats. - Phytochemical screening of various extracts of whole plant yielded steroids, triterpenoids, phenols, flavonoid, tannin, sugars. Cells were arrested mostly in G0/G1 phase and also in G2/M phase of cell cycle. (34) GC-MS Analysis of Bioactive Components of Tubers of Ruellia tuberosa L. (Acanthaceae) / Rajendra kumar N, Vasantha K and V.R. • α-Amylase Inhibitor / Anti-Diabetic: Study evaluated the antidiabetic mechanism of the n-hexane fraction of methanolic extract (HFME) of the plant in an in silico, in vivo and in vitro study in STZ induced diabetic rats. • Antiproliferative / Antioxidant: Study evaluated the antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of Ruellia tuberosa. Some compounds showed cytotoxicity against - Methanolic extract of leaves yielded carbohydrates, glycosides, phytosteroids, flavonoids, tannins, fixed oils and fats. Fruit is a pod with 7 to 8 seeds, bursting open and (14) ANTI-CARCINOGENIC ACTIVITY OF RUELLIA TUBEROSA L. (ACANTHACEAE) LEAF EXTRACT ON HEPATOMA CELL LINE & INCREASED SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE ACTIVITY ON MACROPHAGE CELL LYSATE / SAYANTAN DEY, SUBHADEEP ROY, NILANJANA DEB, KALYAN KUMAR SEN, SHILA ELIZABETH BESRA* / International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 5, Suppl 3, 2013 Ruellia tuberosa is a tropical plan t in Acanthaceae family that has b een used as folk medicine and widely distributed in South East Asia. (31) Med. Ruellia tuberosa. S, RAMESH. indole-3-carboxaldehyde. of Philippine Medicinal Plants with Chinese Names. (22) Analysis showed betulin could be a potential inhibitor with non-competitive pattern like betulinic acid. • In Trinidad and Tobago, used as a "cooling" agent, for urinary problems and high cholesterol. (30) Plants., Dec 2003; 4(2) / Int J Curr Pharm Res, Vol 9, Issue 1: pp105-109 Parts (20) (8) It is also used as a remedy for inflammation of the stomach and intestines, constipation and general stomach ailments. (•) 2014; 10(4): pp 209–215. (24) Minnieroot. Leaves A methanol stem extract showed the highest anti-proliferative activity against MCF-7 cancer cells with IC50 of 22µg/ml. (34) Alternanthera sessilis, Tremna orientalis, Gardenia carinata, and Ruellia tuberosa against Culex quinquefasciatus. (21) (39) Total cholesterol level was significantly (p<0.05) decreased at 500 mg/kg bw of both plant extract treated groups. In folk medicine, it has been used as diuretic, antidiabetic, antipyretic, analgesic, anti-hypersensitive, thirst-quenching, and antidotal agent. (Acanthaceae), known as cracker plant is traditionally used as diuretic, anti-pyretic, analgesic, anti-hypertensive, anthelmentic, abortifacient, emetic, in bladder disease, kidney disorder, bronchitis, gonorrhoea and syphilis. RUELLIA TUBEROSA LINN. - Wild-crafted. showed yielded five flavonoids –cirsimarin, cirsiliol 4'-glucoside, - MINNIEROOT, Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of Ruellia Antioxidant Activity and Isolation of Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor from Ruellia tuberosa L. Leaves / Aktsar Roskiana Ahmad, Berna Elya, Abdul Mun’im / Pharmacogn J., 2017; 9(5): pp 607-610 (30) • Used for gonorrhea, syphilis, bladder stones, bronchitis and Betulin could have greater potential for α-amylase inhibition than acarbose—an assumption that needs to be verified in vitro. (29) Composition of volatile oils from leaf, stem, root, fruit, and flower of Ruellia tuberosa L. (Acanthaceae) from Nigeria / Dorcas Olufinke Moronkola, Sherifat Adeyinka Aboaba, Iqbat Mahammad Choudhary / Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 2018; 9(41): pp 1031-1037 / https://doi.org/10.5897/JMPR2015.5951 / KRISHNA CHAITANYA. used for common colds, fevers and hypertension. POPPING POD Palms | Products | - The seed oil yields myristic, capril and lauric acids. The antibacterial, antifungal and phytotoxic activities of the crude extract of the plant were also determined. • In the Cayman Islands, Also used as abortifacient. (see study below) (19) Send e- mail | Special Links | • In Trinidad Ashraful et al / Pharmaceutical Biology • Volume 47, Number 3, • Antinociceptive / Anti-Inflammatory: Ruellia (Ruellia tuberosa), is member of the dicotyledonous flowering plants Acanthaceae family. • Gastroprotective / Analgesic / Roots: Study of crude aqueous extracts of Ruellia tuberosa roots in a rat alcohol-induced gastric lesion model showed a strong and dose-dependent gastroprotective activity. and whooping cough. (29) 2: 635.1753. Ethnomedicines Family Acanthaceae. Constituents • Anti-Diabetic: Study evaluated the hypoglycemic activity of methanol extract and solvent fractions of R. tuberosa in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. (28) The NPs showed larvicidal activity against III and IV instar larvae of A. aegypti. Acanthaceae traditional medicine, used as anthelmintic; for joint pains and muscle (16) - Seeds and herbs in the cybermarkets. Webstore page! ex L. Ruellia tuberosa L. This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to N. South America and Peru, Caribbean. Among chloroform-soluble extracts, C. brevifolius and R. tuberosa showed strongest anthelmintic activities at all tested concentrations. Ethanol extract of Ruellia (36) (24) (1) - Study for bioactive components of ethanol extract of tubers yielded 25 compounds viz. Lu li cao. ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANTS USED FOR WOUNDS AND SNAKE-BITES BY TRIBALS OF KINNERASANI REGION, A.P., INDIA / USHAKUMARI J., RAMANA V.V. Abdul, Shumala Parvin, Aktar Uzzaman Chouduri, Md. A single dose administration of HFME inhibited α-amylase activity in vivo. • Anti-Diabetic / Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitory Activity: Study evaluated the anti-diabetic activities of various fractions of crude ethanolic extract of R. tuberosa. A decoction of the plant, sometimes combined with Ruellia tuberosa and Heliotropium indicum, is used as a treatment for menstrual pains; to induce abortion; and … - Column chromatography of ethyl acetate fraction of whole plant yielded four compounds i.e., rutin (1), syringaresinol (2), catechin (3), and pulmatin (4). • Antioxidant / Leaves: Study evaluated the antioxidant property of aqueous leaf extract of Ruellia tuberosa. No products in the cart. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Tecoma Stans. Evaluation of anti-cancer activity of Ruellia tuberosa on EAC induced mammary tumor / Nagarjuna Reddy Vennapusa, Nagarathna Pkm, Divya Madanu / International Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Vol 1, No 2 (2013) (4) Study of 50% hydroethanolic leaf extracts of Ruellia tuberosa and D. patulus showed they are not only useful in controlling peroxide level but also helpful in further strengthening the antioxidant potential. Gastroprotective activity of Ruellia tuberosa root extract in rats / L S R Arambewela, R thambugtala and W D Ratnasooriya / J. Trop. A. sessilis showed the highest mortality followed by Ruellia tuberosa. How Tecoma Stans is effective for various diseases is listed in repertory format. tuberosa / Fu-An Chen et al / Food Chemistry Volume 94, Issue • Protective Against Abnormal Expression of Hepatic Detoxification Enzymes in Diabetic Rats: Study investigated extracts of R. tuberosa for effects on hepatic detoxicification enzyme expression in male diabetic Wistar rats with STZ-induced diabetes and fed with a HFD. (7) (1) • Hepatoprotective / Nitrosodiethylamine Induced Liver Injury: Study evaluated the protective effects of ethyl acetate and ethanolic extracts of Ruellia tuberosa against N-Nitrosodiethylamine-induced hepatocarcinogenesis in Wistar albino rats. (13) Mexican-petunia (also known as Mexican bluebell or Britton’s petunia) is described as a “hardy perennial edging plant for flower beds and as colorful groundcovers.” Scientific names include Ruellia brittoniana, R. coerulea and R. tweediana, but taxonomists now use the name Ruellia simplex, which was the first name used to describe this species. (9) So, what is ruellia and can this Mexican native be cultivated in our own home garden landscape? ingredient in a concoction for a male potency drink. • Anthelmintic / Aerial Parts: Study evaluated four abundant Philippine weeds i.e., C. aciculatus, C. brevifolius, S. spontaneum, and Ruellia tuberosa for anthelmintic activities. Folkloric • Anti-Inflammatory / Tuber: Study evaluated ethanol extracts of tuber of R. tuberosa for anti-inflammatory activity in rats using carrageenan induced paw edema method. Evaluation of Ruellia tuberosa L. for Antiurolithiatic and Antioxidant Activities in Rats / B. Sailaja *, K. Bharathi , K. V. S. R. G. Prasad / Jour of Pharma Research / DOI: 10.18579/jpcrkc/2010/9/2/79490 Genus: Ruellia Plum. Medicinal Plantlist | Medicinal Seedlist | (18) tuberosa showed antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities with HYPOLIPIDEMIC AND ANTI OXIDANT ACTIVITY OF RUELLIA TUBEROSA Linn. strain. • Silver Nanoparticles / Mosquito Larvicidal / Leaves: Study reports on the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using leaf extract of R. tuberosa. Antidiabetic, antihyperlipidaemic and hepatoprotective activity of methanolic extract of Ruellia tuberosa Linn leaves in normal and alloxan induced diabetic rats / M. Rajan*, V. Kishor Kumar, P. Satheesh Kumar, Kotam Reddy Swathi, Sangam Haritha / Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2012, 4(6): pp 2860-2868 Pl. • In India leaf juice applied to scorpion bite sites. (31) Flavonoids / Cytotoxicity: Ethanol extract study FLAVONOIDS FROM RUELLIA TUBEROSA / Chwan-Fwu Lin et al / J Chin R. tuberosa highly accumulated Pb, Zn, and Cr. Results showed addition of the powdered extract as a feed supplement reduces plasma lipid levels (cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-C, and VLDL) with increased HDL-C and decreased lipid peroxidation. Research on Phytochemical Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitory Activity of Ethyl Acetate Fraction of Ruellia Tuberosa / Pham Thi Nhaf Trink, Pham Ngoc An, Nguyen Trong Tuan et al / PHYTOREMEDIATION OF LEAD CONTAMINATED SOILS BY RUELLIA TUBEROSA, L. / A.V.V.S. ), HYPOLIPIDEMIC AND ANTI OXIDANT ACTIVITY OF RUELLIA TUBEROSA Linn, Antioxidant and anti-proliferative activities of Sabah Ruellia tuberosa, Mosquito larvicidal potential of four common medicinal plants of India, ANTI-CARCINOGENIC ACTIVITY OF RUELLIA TUBEROSA L. (ACANTHACEAE) LEAF EXTRACT ON HEPATOMA CELL LINE & INCREASED SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE ACTIVITY ON MACROPHAGE CELL LYSATE, ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANTS USED FOR WOUNDS AND SNAKE-BITES BY TRIBALS OF KINNERASANI REGION, A.P., INDIA, Molecular modeling of Ruellia tuberosa L compounds as a-amylase inhibitor: an in silico comparation between human and rat enzyme model, Hypoglycemic Activity of Ruellia tuberosa Linn (Acanthaceae) in Normal and Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rabbits, Antidiabetic, antihyperlipidaemic and hepatoprotective activity of methanolic extract of Ruellia tuberosa Linn leaves in normal and alloxan induced diabetic rats, Evaluation of anti-cancer activity of Ruellia tuberosa on EAC induced mammary tumor, RUELLIA TUBEROSA LINN. Habitat Native to central America; grown in Indian gardens. Water and ethanol extracts significantly normalized expression of hepatic phase 1 and 2 detoxification enzymes in diabetic rats, along with reduction of glucose, HbA1c, and increased level of SOD in diabetic mice. Molecular modeling of Ruellia tuberosa L compounds as a-amylase inhibitor: an in silico comparation between human and rat enzyme model / Dyah Ratna Wulan, Edi Priyo Utomo, and Chanif Mahdi / Bioinformation. • In Sri Lankan traditional medicine, used for stomach problems. March 2009 , pp. Names of Tecoma Stans in various languages of the world are also given. maximum time response against thermal stimuli similar to that of diclofenac • Antidiabetic / Effect on Hepatic Histopathology / Malondialdehyde / Roots: Study evaluated a root extract of R. tuberosa on a diabetic rat model induced by STZ. (33) Ruellia tuberosa has been used traditionally in the treatment of various ailments. • Anti-Carcinogenic / Antioxidant / Leaves: Study evaluated the anti-carcinogenic activity and antioxidant property of R. tuberosa methanol leaf extract on HepG2 cell line and RAW 264.7 murine macrophage cell lysate. (17) Surinam Cuisine | Tinctures | • Ameliorative on Hyperglycemia of DM and Glucose Uptake in Mouse C2C12 Myoblasts: Study evaluated the effect of R. tuberosa aqueous and ethanolic extracts on hyperglycemia in HFD-fed STZ-induced T2DM rats. Volume 3, Issue 2, 2012, pp.-79-81. pictorial flora of saint lucia. (36) Ekramul Haque / Journal of Bio-Science, January 2012; 20: pp 91-97 / DOI: 10.3329/jbs.v20i0.17720 Easy to care for and great for use as coverage, ruellia plants offer unique beauty to landscape areas. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Ruellia Tuberosa. (3) Some are used as medicinal plants, but many are known or suspected to be poisonous. • Root and leaf used for alleviating urinary retention. • In the Dominican Republic, an Phytoremediation of metals contaminated soils by catharanthus roseus and ruellia tuberosa / Subhashini, V. and Swamy, A.V. (33) • In Suriname's An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region]. / doi: 10.6026/97320630010209 Ruellia tuberosa L. of Acanthaceae family is a Minnie root medicinal, tropical plant widely distributed in south East Asia. Ruellia tuberosa Linn. Flowers are showy, with Ruellia hurtling the seeds when it gets wet. (21) An aqueous extract of tuberous roots produced antispermatogenic effect in male albino rats. Ruellia tuberosa L. (Acanthaceae) is an important medicinal plant, traditionally used to cure diseases. Pharmacognostic and Preliminary Phytochemical Studies on Ruellia tuberosa L. (Whole plant) / B Arirudran*, A Saraswathy, Vijayalakshmi Krishnamurthy / Pharmacognosy Journal, June 2011; Vol 3, Issue 22 / https://doi.org/10.5530/pj.2011.22.6 It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Ameliorative effect of Ruellia tuberosa L. on hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus and glucose uptake in mouse C2C12 myoblasts / Chih-Yuan Ko, Ru-Hai Lin, Yi-Ming Zeng, Wen-Chang Chang, Da- Wei Huang, James Swi-Bea Wu, Yu-Fang Chang, Szu-Chuan Shen / Food Science & Nutrition, Nov 2018; 6(8): pp 2414-2422 / https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.840 Fever • Hypolipidemic / Leaves: Study investigated the effect of 50% hydroethanolic leaf extracts of R. tuberosa and D. patulus on lipid profile in alloxan induced diabetic rats. (32) (see study below) (37). and anti-inflammatory properties of Ruellia tuberosa / Alam, M. Anthelmintic bioassays showed dose-dependent toxicity relationship. Additional Uses AND REDDY K.J. Many phytoconstituents have been identified. / Yang Mekar ditamanku PHYTOREMEDIATION OF LEAD CONTAMINATED SOILS BY RUELLIA TUBEROSA, L. ANTISPERMATOGENIC EFFECT OF THE AQUEOUS ROOT EXTRACT OF RUELLIA TUBEROSA L. ON ALBINO RATS, Antidiabetic Activity of Ruellia tuberosa L., Role of α-Amylase Inhibitor: In Silico, In Vitro, and In Vivo, Composition of volatile oils from leaf, stem, root, fruit, and flower of Ruellia tuberosa L. (Acanthaceae) from Nigeria, Effect of 50% Hydro-Ethanolic Leaf Extracts ofÂ, Protective effect of Ruellia tuberosa L. extracts against abnormal expression of hepatic detoxification enzymes in diabetic rats, Characterization and larvicidal activity of green-synthesized silver nanoparticles using cracker plant Ruellia tuberosa leaf extract, Phytoremediation of metals contaminated soils by catharanthus roseus and ruellia tuberosa, Hepato protective activity of ethanolic and ethyl acetate extract of Ruellia Tuberosa L. (whole plant) against N-Nitrosodiethylamine induced liver cancer in wistar albino rats, Comparative anthelmintic activity investigation of selected ethno-medicinal weeds, Potential Herbal Medicines and Drug Interactions, List of Understudied Philippine Medicinal Plants, List (19) The phytochemical properties of Ruellia tuberosa has been investigated revealing the presence of alkaloids, triterpenoids, saponins, sterols and flavonoids (6). A decoction of the leaves is given in chronic bronchitis. Also used as abortifacient. (10) The methanol extract was active against all test bacteria and fungi. • (38) List of various diseases cured by Tecoma Stans. Return policy | Privacy policy. used for heart ailments. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF TUBER OF RUELLIA TUBEROSA L. (ACANTHACEAE) / Natesan Rajendrakumar, Karuppanan Vasantha, Antony Nishanthini and Veerabahu Ramasamy Mohan* / WORLD JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, Vol 3, Issue 6 (2014) herb with tuberous roots, growing to a height of a foot or more. information on its antioxidant related activity in its use in traditional The extract also strongly inhibited the α-amylase activity in vitro (IC50 0.14 ± 0.005 mg/ml). - Study yielded flavonoids, glycosides, phenols, saponins and essential minerals with good nutritive value and secondary metabolites. The ME of leaves elicited significant reductions of blood glucose (p<0.05), lipid parameters except HDL-C, serum enzymes and significantly increased HDL-C at dose of 200mg/kg. (6) and luteolin. (11) (see constituents above) (37) Study showed that Rubellia Study isolated a flavonoids characterized as a methoxylated flavonoid, camarosid (5-hydroxy-3,7-dimethoxy-2-(4-((3S,4S,5S,6R)-4,5, 6-trihydroxy-2(hydroxymethoxy)-tetrahydro-2H-pyrane-3-iloxy) phenyl)-4H-chromen-4), which demonstrated DPPH free radical scavenging activity with IC50 OF 28.79 µg/ml and XOD inhibitory activity with IC50 of 0.67 µg/ml. SWAMY, V. SUBHASHINI / INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY ADVANCED RESEARCH TRENDS, VOLUME II, ISSUE I, FEBRUARY 2015 Botany (10) (28) Results suggest RTL ameliorates hyperglycemia in HFD/STZ induced diabetic rats and may be attributed to the alleviation of insulin resistance (IR) in skeletal muscles. The herbal tea derived from the plant is used to combat coughs, colds and the flu. (20) Antioxidant activity by DPPH assay was the order of ethanol fraction>methanol extract >water fraction>n-hexane fraction. RTL was previously reported to alleviate hyperglycemia, insulin resistance (IR), abnormal hepatic detoxification, and liver steatosis. Ruellia tuberosa / Synonyms / The Plant List Species Polianthes tuberosa L. The various ethnomedicinal uses of the plant in Bangladesh are shown in Table 1 and partly compiled from sources as mentioned in the References section [1]. RUELLIA TUBEROSA L. Their leaves are food for the caterpillars of several Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), typically Nymphalinae and in particular members of their tribe Junoniini, such as the larvae of the banded peacock (Anartia fatima). The Effects of Root Extract Ruellia tuberosa L on Histopathology and Malondialdehyde Levels on the Liver of Diabetic Rats / Alfin Nur Laily Kurniawati, Aulanni'am,  Arie Srihardyastutie and Anna Safitri / IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 299, Conference 1 / Antinociceptive used in Trinidad and Tobago for urinary problems and diabetes mellitus, RUELLIA TUBEROSA L. Bulk Order | Company Info | An ethyl acetate leaf extract showed the highest radical scavenging activity. The extracts were tested against African nightcrawler earthworms Eudrillus euginiae. Root is used against kidney diseases (17) Other uses were obtained from data collected from folk medicinal practitioners of Bangladesh residing in different (2) • In Suriname's traditional medicine, used as anthelmintic; for joint pains and muscle strain. (37) (35) Sources and Suggested Readings Title Ethnobotanical Uses of Biofencing Plants in Himachel Pradesh, Northwest Himalaya Publication Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 16 (24): 1957-1963, 2013 Author Pankaj Sharma & … Home | About Suriname | Res., 2010, 2(3):295-303 Protective effect of Ruellia tuberosa L. extracts against abnormal expression of hepatic detoxification enzymes in diabetic rats / Wen-Chang Chang, Da-Wei Huang, Jou-An Chenc, Yu-Fang Chang, James Swi-Bea Wu and Szu-Chuan Shen / RSC Adv., 2018; 8: pp 21596-21605  / DOI: 10.1039/C8RA03321H Root - Ruellia tuberosa, Linn. Webstore (26) An EaF at 100 mg/kg showed the highest anti-diabetic activity with a 28.64±0.28% decrease in blood glucose. V. S. / International Journal of Current Research • Phytoremediation / Lead / Heavy Metal Pollution: Study showed Ruellia was a good accumulator of lead. All Products; Fluke 170 Series (14) Hence the present study was carried to promote the synthesis of shoot production from different explants such as axillary and terminal meristems. Many phytoconstituents have been identified. tuberosa, BIOACTIVE - Leaves contain apigenin Physiochemical analysis yielded (%w/w) ash 13.53, acid insoluble ash 2.36, water insoluble ash 24.78, alcohol soluble extractive 7.67. • In India, used for kidney stone disorders. Hepato protective activity of ethanolic and ethyl acetate extract of Ruellia Tuberosa L. (whole plant) against N-Nitrosodiethylamine induced liver cancer in wistar albino rats / B Arirudran, Vijayalakshmi krishnamurthy, A Saraswathy / American Journal of PharmaaTech Research (AJPTR) / DOI: 10.21276/ajptr  on Non-enzymic Antioxidants and other Biochemical Parameters in Liver, Kidney, Serum of Alloxan Induced Diabetic Swiss Albino Rats / Manikandan A, Victor Arokia Doss D / J Biomed Sci and Res., Vol 2 (3), 2010,190-201 Ruellia tuberosa Linn. 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