Drymaria cordata is one of the most important medicinal plants used by the different tribes of India and different parts of the world from the very long period of time. It is one of the traditional herbal medicines used as one of the ingredients in many native poly herbal formulations. In different countries it has different uses such as the plant is used in the treatment of peptic ulcer, headaches, nephritis, female infertility, sleeping disorders, convulsions, and febrile conditions in children. The plant is also used in the treatments of various major or minor ailments including cold, headache, coryza, bronchitis, leprosy, tumors, etc. It is also applied as fumigant for eye troubles, as cerebral stimulant, as a poultice on sore (to treat aching, inflamed and painful body parts) as an antifebrile agent, etc. The plant has been proved to contain chemical compound including alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, phenols, terpenoids etc. The present review highlights the pharmacological description, classification, location, chemical constituent, phytochemical analysis, cultivation and collection, pharmacological activities like anti-bacterial activity, analgesic and anti-pyretic, anti-tussive activity, anxiolytic activity, anti-nociceptive, anti-diabetic, sinusitis, cytotoxic activity, anti-HIV and anti-fertility.
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