A REVIEW ON PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF MICHELIA CHAMPACA LINN. FAMILY: MAGNOLIACEAEAbstract
Michelia Champaca Linn., belonging to family Magnoliaceae, is commonly known as Champa. It is a medium size evergreen tree highly distributed in eastern Sub-Himalayan tract, West Bengal, Myanmar, and South India in addition to China. This plant is useful either as an ornamental purpose or as traditional ethnomedicine. Now, the purpose of this article is to describe the pharmacognostic, pharmacological and chromatographic profile of this plant. This article provides the collective information about the phytochemical constituents isolated from various parts of this plant used in a modern scenario for the treatment of various ailments like β-sitosterol, sesquiterpenes, parthenolide, dihydro parthenolide, gallic acid, quercetin, liriodenine, essential oils, starch, etc. Traditional uses of the plant in the treatment of various disease like rheumatism, gout, diuretic, febrifuge, etc. This article also gives information about reported pharmacological activities such as anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anti-ulcer, analgesic, burn wound healing, anti-helmintholytic, Procognitive activity, anti-oxidant and some other activities.
Department of Pharmacognosy, Rayat Bahra Institute of Pharmacy, Punjab technical University, Bohan, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India.
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