• Asif Javaid Awan Akson college of Health Sciences, Mirpur University of Science and Technology Mirpur A. .J. .K & Kashmir, Pakistan
  • Chaudhry Bashir Ahmed Department of Pharmacy, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Uzair Department of Pharmacy, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Shahzad Aslam Lahore Pharmacy College (A project of LMDC), Lahore, Pakistan
  • Umer Farooq School of Pharmacy, The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Khuram Ishfaq Department of Pharmacy, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan


Acanthaceae, Aphelandra, Ethnomedicinal, Phytochemistry, Wound healing potential


Aphelandra belong to family Acanthaceae. We have reviewed traditional uses, pharmacological potential and phytochemical study of family Acanthaceae and genus Aphelandra. Traditionally the most important part use in Acanthaceae is the leaves and they are used externally for wounds. We have found that Acanthaceae possess antifungal, cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, anti-oxidant, insecticidal, hepatoprotective, immunomodulatory, Anti- platelet aggregation and anti-viral potential. Phytochemical reports on family Acanthaceae are glycosides, flavonoids, benzonoids, phenolic compounds, naphthoquinone and triterpenoids. We have also document genus Aphelandra, its phytochemical and pharmacological potential.


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How to Cite

Awan, A. J., C. B. Ahmed, M. Uzair, M. S. Aslam, U. Farooq, and K. Ishfaq. “FAMILY ACANTHACEAE AND GENUS APHELANDRA: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL REVIEW”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 6, no. 10, Oct. 2014, pp. 44-55,



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