Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 7

Gul-i-Aftabparast (Helianthus annuus L.): An Under Exposed, Useful Flower of Unani Medicine Having Nutraceutical and Medicinal Properties

Mohd Afsahul Kalam1*, Afreen Habeeb2, Arshia Noor2, Iqra Rifat2, Abdul Haseeb2 and Shafiqur Rahman2

1Research Officer Unani, Lecturer Department of Ilmul Advia, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Kashmir University, Habak, Naseembagh Campus, Hazratbal Srinagar, J&K, India
2PG Scholar, Department of Ilmul Advia, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Kashmir University, Habak, Naseembagh Campus, Hazratbal Srinagar, J&K, India

*Corresponding Author: Mohd Afsahul Kalam, Research Officer Unani, Lecturer Department of Ilmul Advia, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Kashmir University, Habak, Naseembagh Campus, Hazratbal Srinagar, J&K, India.

Received: May 22, 2021; Published: June 11, 2021

Abstract

Gul-e-Aftabparst (Helianthus annuus) is used as food and medicine worldwide. It is cultivated basically for its seeds, which give the world’s second most important source of edible oil. It is a source of various chemical constituents which are used for the treatment of many fatal or life threatening diseases. Phytochemical analysis showed the presence of carbohydrates, phenolics, flavanoids, tannins, alkaloids, saponins, phytosterols, steroids, triterpenoids and fixed oils in the plant. In Unani System of Medicine its flowers are used medicinally, especially for brain and cardiac disorders. It possessed many pharmacological effects include anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-ulcer, central nervous system effects, hepatoprotective, and cardio-protective effects. This review highlights the chemical constituents and pharmacological effects of Helianthus annuus and its medicinal uses in the light of Unani Medicine.

Keywords: Azaryun; Helianthus annuus; Angina; Cardio-protective

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Citation

Citation: Mohd Afsahul Kalam., et al. “Gul-i-Aftabparast (Helianthus annuus L.): An Under Exposed, Useful Flower of Unani Medicine Having Nutraceutical and Medicinal Properties". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 5.7 (2020): 117-123.

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Copyright: © 2020 Mohd Afsahul Kalam., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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