ANALYSIS OF ETHANOMEDICINALLY POTENTIAL EXTRACT OF NEPETA CATARIAAmrita Verma Pargaien, Neema Bisht, Himanshu Joshi, Saurabh Pargaien and Mansi Adhikari
Nepeta cataria has been representative species and the most intensively studied plant. Plant is well knownfor its traditional uses such as remedy for fever, cold, cough, stomach problems, diarrhea, sore throats, headaches, pneumonia, female problems, blood disorders, convulsions, rheumatism, and toothache etc. This heterogeneity could be the result of containtainment of rich essential oils, oxygenated terpenoid hydrocarbons and other chemical constituents. Apart from these, pharmacological screening reported its antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, insecticidal, anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive, and spasmolytic properties. Owing to its diversified pharmacological properties, a substantial number of phytochemicals have been isolated till date, but many more are still to be discovered from the store of nature. This review emphasizes on latest information regarding the distribution, taxonomy, traditional uses and more focused on phytochemistry, pharmacology.