Pulicaria crispa (Forssk) Oliv: A Review of Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry and Biological Activities
Keywords:Pulicaria crispa, Francoeuria crispa, Aster crispa, Inula crispa, Asteraceae, Compositae
Since early history, medicinal and aromatic plants had extensively been used in treatment of
various diseases. Now days, the high evolution and development in phytochemical technology
cause the phytotherapy as a science to be dramatically noticed. It exploited the rich information
available in traditional medicines and then translated it into proved scientifcal discipline.
Pulicaria crispa (Forssk) Oliv is one of medicinal and aromatic plant which is widely distributed
around the world, especially in arid and sub- tropical regions.This review is an attempt to collect
some information about this valuable plant, which is still widely used traditionally in treatment of
many diseases. In this review, we tried to mention all of the proved scientifc information
according to pharmacognostical point of view, which consists of taxonomical classifcation,
botanical description, traditional uses, phytochemical constituents, pharmacological and phytotherapeutic uses.