Scientific studies on aerial parts of Sonchus oleraceus Linn

F. Ahmad, El. T. Abdallah, Mohammad Kamil


Sonchus oleraceus (smooth sow thistle) used in various ancient medicinal systems including Chinese medicine. It possesses a wide spectrum of medicinal properties, especially usedasan antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, and as anti-aging. This original article has comprehensive laboratory studies on the aerial parts of Sonchus oleraceus covering the botanical, physicochemical, macroscopic, microscopic, spectroscopic, phytochemical pharmacological and toxicological aspects in detail.  These data will lay the ground for its correct identification and distinguishing it from other Sonchus species specially    Sonchus arvensis. These studies will also be useful to promote its clinical application as an antioxidant and anti-cancer medicine. The data of standardization parameters and distinguishing characters enlisted in this study will ensure the efficacy, safety and will alsobe helpful for the preparation of a monograph of this weed herb.  



Sonchus oleraceus, colon cancer,antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptiveanti-aging, flavonoids, microscopic, spectroscopic,gas chromatography massspectrometric (GC MS) and thin layers chromatographic (TLC) fingerprints.

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