CALOTROPIS GIGANTEA: A REVIEW ON ITS PHYTOCHEMICAL & PHARMACOLOGICAL PROFILEAbstract
Calotropis gigantea (Asclepiadaceae) is a perennial herb with a long history of use in traditional medicines. A wide range of chemical compounds including cardiac glycosides, flavonoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, tannins, & resins has been isolated from this plant. The plant has been used for various disease condition including leprosy, ulcers, tumors and piles. Various pharmacological activities reported like analgesic activity, antipyretic activity, pregnancy interceptive activity, CNS activity, anti-inflammatory activity, procoagulant activity, anti-diarrhoeal activity, free radical scavenging activity, antimicrobial activity, anti-tumor activity, antifungal activity, antitussive activity, and antifeedant activity.
N. Singh *, P. Gupta, A. V. Patel and A. K. Pathak
Government College of Pharmacy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.
19 November 2013
14 December 2013
29 December 2014
01 January 2014