REVIEW ON MEDICINAL AND BIOACTIVE ROLE OF GENUS FAGONIA
The plants of genus Fagonia are used commonly as home remedy and their aqueous and alcoholic extracts as medicines for treatment of conditions like diabetes, fever, asthma, toothache, stomach pain and kidney problems. This genus is a rich source of triterpenes and saponins. Various researches have undertaken studies on the chemistry and biological activities of Fagonia species. Pharmacological studies of their aqueous extracts on animals have also shown cytotoxic, anti-cancer and some other important activities. To facilitate further studies on this genus, we highlight the comprehensive account of the medicinal and biological activities of various extracts obtained from different species.