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Medicinal uses and biological activities of Argyreia speciosa Sweet (Hawaiian Baby Woodrose) ─ An Overview

  title={Medicinal uses and biological activities of Argyreia speciosa Sweet (Hawaiian Baby Woodrose) ─ An Overview},
  author={Ancy Joseph and Samuel Mathew and Baby P. Skaria and Edwin Sheeja},
Argyreia speciosa Sweet (Family ─ Convolvulaceae) is an important ‘rasayana’ herb used extensively as an adaptogen in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. It is commonly known as Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Elephant creeper or Woolly morning glow in English and in Sanskrit, it is called as Vridhadaraka meaning ‘anti-aging’. It is a large climber growing throughout India. It has been assigned various medicinal properties by Ayurvedic Materia Medica. The root is regarded as an alternative tonic and used… 


The present paper efforts bring to light the available literature on A. speciosa with respect to traditional, ethnobotanical, phytoconstituents and review of different pharmacological activities.

Phytochemical and Spectral analysis of Argoclavine; A potent Psychoactive substance present in the seeds of Argyreia nervosa plant

The present study describes pharmacognostic and phytochemical screening on Seeds of Argyreia nervosa, the ancient traditional medicinal plant belonging to the convolvulaceae family having prominent, psychedelic and neuro-pharmacological actions on the authors' body.


The antiulcer potential of n butanol fraction of methanolic extract of Argyreia nervosa leaves may be due to the synergestic effect of Quercetin and Kaemferol.

In vitro and In vivo Anti-inflammatory Activity of the Extracts of Whole Plant Argyreia imbricata (Roth) Sant. & Patel

Results of this study strongly supported the anti-inflammatory activity of the tested extracts of Argyreia imbricata and studies on toxicity, identification, isolation of the active constituents may give useful results.

Herbal Decoction Divya-Peedantak-Kwath Alleviates Allodynia and Hyperalgesia in Mice Model of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy via Modulation in Cytokine Response

It is evinced that DPK can alleviate CIPN by attenuating oxidative stress and concomitant neuroinflammation through immune modulation, and acts as a nociceptive modulator for CIPn.

Assessment of sub-chronic, hematological and histopathological toxicities of a herbal combination.

Results of present study suggest that further studies are required on large number of animals before reaching to a definite conclusion, more over clinical studies should also be conducted to confirm the possible toxic effects of the herbal combination.

Scopoletin: Antiamyloidogenic, Anticholinesterase, and Neuroprotective Potential of a Natural Compound Present in Argyreia speciosa Roots by In Vitro and In Silico Study

Scopoletin can be used as a lead for amelioration of symptoms and disease-modifying effects in AD and neuroprotective properties against Aβ- and H2O2-induced cytotoxicity under in vitro conditions are found.



Anticonvulsant Activity of Argyreia speciosa in Mice

The present study revealed anticonvulsant effect of Argyreia speciosa against pentylenetetrazole- and maximal electroshock-induced convulsions in mice.

Adaptogenic and in vitro antioxidant activity of flavanoids and other fractions of Argyreia speciosa (Burm.f) Boj. in acute and chronic stress paradigms in rodents.

EtAS, quercetin and kaempferol are capable of increasing the capacity to tolerate non-specific stress in experimental animals, as evident from restoration of large number of parameters in the stress models studied.

Preliminary evaluation of anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activity of S. lappa, A. speciosa and A. aspera.

The studies reveal that the ethanolic extracts of S. lappa, A. speciosa and A. aspera possess anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activity and support the rationale behind the traditional use of these plants in inflammatory conditions.

Hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects of Argyreia speciosa in rats.

The present study has been designed to evaluate the liver protective and in-vivo antioxidant role of Ethanolic extract (EtAS) and Ethyl acetate extract (EAAS) of roots of Argyreia speciosa, an

[Hawaiian baby woodrose: (Psycho-) Pharmacological effects of the seeds of Argyreia nervosa. A case-orientated demonstration].

The seeds of the Hawaiian baby woodrose are used by adolescents as a supposed hallucinogenic drug and it is shown that neither the substances themselves nor the mixture are able to evoke LSD-like perceptual variances.

Antimicrobial activity of flavanoid sulphates and other fractions of Argyreia speciosa (Burm.f) Boj.

Hemolysis assay on RBCs suggested that EAAS and flavanoids sulphates exhibited least cellular toxicity to erythrocytes as compared to chloramphenicol.

[Hawaiian baby rose wood: case report of an argyreia nervosa induced toxic psychosis].

An increase of intoxications in persons using psychoactive plants and mushrooms can be observed and the increasing spreading of the misuse of psychoactive Plants in Europe and North America intoxications with severe fatal sequelae have to be expected for the future.

Ergoline alkaloidal constituents of Hawaiian baby wood rose, Argyreia nervosa (Burm. f.) Bojer.

Chemical analysis showed that the seeds of Argyreia nervosa contain the highest percentage of indole alkaloid constituents (0.5-0.9%) of the genera of the Convolvulaceae thus far studied. A total of