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EVALUATION OF MEDICINAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AFROASTER HISPIDA (ASTERACEAE)

Alfred Maroyi.

Abstract
Afroaster hispida is a perennial herb widely used as traditional medicine in southern Africa. The current study critically reviewed the medicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of A. hispida. A systematic review of the literature studies was carried out to document the medicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of A. hispida. The results of the current study are based on literature survey conducted using various search engines such as Web of Science, Elsevier, Pubmed, Google scholar, Springer, Science Direct, Scopus, Taylor and Francis, and pre-electronic sources such as books, book chapters, scientific journals and other grey literature obtained from the University library. This study revealed that A. hispida is used mainly as colic, emetic, and traditional medicine for anthrax, fever, gastro-intestinal problems, headache, hysteria, psychiatric problems, respiratory infections, sexually transmitted infections, sores and wounds. Pharmacological research identified alkaloids, amino acids, anthocyanins, coumarins, flavonoids, glycosides, phenols, phlobatannins, saponins, sterols, tannins and terpenoids. The crude extracts of A. hispida exhibited acetylcholinesterase enzyme inhibition, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activities. Afroaster hispida should be subjected to detailed phytochemical, pharmacological and toxicological evaluations aimed at correlating its medicinal uses with its phytochemistry and pharmacological activities.

Key words: Afroaster hispida, Aster bakerianus, Asteraceae, Compositae, herbal medicine, indigenous knowledge, southern Africa


 
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Alfred Maroyi. EVALUATION OF MEDICINAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AFROASTER HISPIDA (ASTERACEAE). JCR. 2021; 8(2): 392-398. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.44


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Alfred Maroyi. EVALUATION OF MEDICINAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AFROASTER HISPIDA (ASTERACEAE). http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=72313 [Access: April 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.44


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Alfred Maroyi. EVALUATION OF MEDICINAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AFROASTER HISPIDA (ASTERACEAE). JCR. 2021; 8(2): 392-398. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.44



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Alfred Maroyi. EVALUATION OF MEDICINAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AFROASTER HISPIDA (ASTERACEAE). JCR. (2021), [cited April 17, 2021]; 8(2): 392-398. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.44



Harvard Style

Alfred Maroyi (2021) EVALUATION OF MEDICINAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AFROASTER HISPIDA (ASTERACEAE). JCR, 8 (2), 392-398. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.44



Turabian Style

Alfred Maroyi. 2021. EVALUATION OF MEDICINAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AFROASTER HISPIDA (ASTERACEAE). Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 392-398. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.44



Chicago Style

Alfred Maroyi. "EVALUATION OF MEDICINAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AFROASTER HISPIDA (ASTERACEAE)." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 392-398. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.44



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Alfred Maroyi. "EVALUATION OF MEDICINAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AFROASTER HISPIDA (ASTERACEAE)." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 392-398. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.44



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alfred Maroyi (2021) EVALUATION OF MEDICINAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AFROASTER HISPIDA (ASTERACEAE). Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 392-398. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.44