Abstract 07 V1 I5

Aristolochia bracteolata is a shrub distributed throughout India, belongs to the family Aristolochiaceae. It is used in traditional medicines as a gastric stimulant and in the treatment of cancer, lung inflammation, dysentery and snakebites. In the indigenous system of medicine, the plant was used as purgative, antipyretic & anti-inflammatory agents.

Its leaves are bitter and antihelmintic, antiulcer, antiplasmodial and are medicinally important. Almost every part of the plant has medicinal usage. The Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of alkaloids, triterpenoids, steroids and sterols, flavonoids, tannins and phenolic compounds and cardio glycosides.

Key words: Aristolochia bracteolate Antihelmintic, antiulcer, antiplasmodial, flavonoids.