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Pharmacological activities of Ballota acetabulosa (L.) Benth: A mini review

Pharmacy & Pharmacology International Journal
Sanjay Kumar,1 Reshma Kumari2

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The Ballota L. genera belonging to the Lamiaceae family found mainly in the Mediterranean area, Middle East, and North Africa. From the ancient times this genus has been largely explored for their biological properties. Phytochemical investigations of Ballota species have revealed that diterpenoids are the main constituents of the genera. A large number of flavonoids and other metabolites were also identified. This mini review covers the traditional and pharmacological properties of Ballota acetabulosa (L.) Benth species.


Ballota acetabulosa, antimicrobial activities, phytochemical, ethnopharmacological, diterpenoids