A CONTEMPORARY LITERARY REVIEW OF PTEROSPERMUM ACERIFOLIUM (KANAK CHAMPA) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO IT’S PHARMACOLOGICAL AND MEDICINAL ASPECTSAbstract
Pterospermum acerifolium belonging to Sterculiaceae family, commonly known as Bayur Tree, Dinner-plate tree is well distributed in India, particularly in the sub-Himalayan zone and outer Himalayan valleys. It is commonly known as Kanakchampa or Muchukunda. Different parts of the tree have been used to treat many diseases for thousands of years in traditional medicine. Mainly it is used for earache, smallpox, leprosy, inflammation, ulcers, diabetes syndrome, constipation, ascites, abdominal pain, urinary discharge, wound healing, immunosuppressive, hepatoprotective, antihelmintic, antimitotic, anticancer activity. The descriptions of morphology, vernacular names, taxonomy, pharmacological activities, chemical constituents, ethnobotanical use, therapeutic use are richly found in Ayurvedic and contemporary literature. The review article will help the researchers to explore more about the said plant for the larger benefit of society.
Ramandeep Kaur and Neetu Deshwal
Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, CT University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
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