A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF KYDIA CALYCINAAbstract
Kydia calycina, a member of the Malvaceae family known as Pulao, Boranga, or Pula, has been reported for its traditional uses as a medicinal plant. The presence of potentially active nutrients and their multifunctional properties make Kydia calycina leaves, root, bark, and stem perfect candidates for the production of phytopharmaceutical products. It is used traditionally as a remedy in different disease conditions like skin disease, hyperglycemia, antihyperlipidemic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, antiulcer, antifungal, immunomodulatory, febrifuge, wound healing, industrial uses, and nutritional important, etc. by tribal of Rajasthan Maharashtra and Himachal. It is important to clarify these health benefits to public due to the increasing need for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Although it is used widely around the country, single hand information about its ethnobotanical, phytochemical and pharmacological action is still lacking. Traditionally appreciated for its pharmacological properties by the various researcher’s Pulao is still hardly recognized because of insufficient scientific information. The aim of this review is to summarise all the traditional pharmacological properties of Kydia calycina.