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Pharmacological and therapeutic potential of Oxalis corniculata

Ansari Mushir, Nasreen Jahan , Nadeem Ashraf, Mohd. Imran Khan

Ansari Mushir
Department of Ilmul Advia, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, India

Nasreen Jahan
Department of Ilmul Advia, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, India. Email: nasreen2000@yahoo.com

Nadeem Ashraf
Department of Ilmul Advia, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, India

Mohd. Imran Khan
Department of Ilmul Advia, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, India
Online First: August 12, 2015 | Cite this Article
Mushir, A., Jahan, N., Ashraf, N., Khan, M. 2015. Pharmacological and therapeutic potential of Oxalis corniculata. Discovery Phytomedicine 2(3): 18-22. DOI:10.15562/phytomedicine.2015.26


Oxalis corniculata is commonly known as Indian wood Sorrel. In Unani it is called as Hummaz and distributed in the whole northern temperate zone, United State of America, Arizona and throughout India. Oxalis corniculata is used in Unani medicine in the management of liver disorders, jaundice, skin diseases, urinary diseases etc. The plant been proven to possess various pharmacological activities like liver tonic, appetizer, diuretic, anthelmintic, emmenagogue, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-pyretic, blood purifier etc. Here we summarize the therapeutic potential of Oxalis corniculata
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