AN UPDATE ON AYURVEDIC HERB KACHHNAR (BAUHINIA PURPUREA LINN.)- A REVIEWAbstract
Bauhinia Purpurea was commonly known as a purple orchid tree, belonging to the family Caesalpinaceae, sparingly grown in India. The use of natural products as medicinal agents presumably predates the earliest recorded history. It is a species of flowering plant is used in several traditional medicine system to cure various diseases. This plant has been known to possess antibacterial, antidiabetic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal, anticancerous, nephroprotective and thyroid hormone regulating activity. A wide range of active chemical compound including 5,6-Dihydroxy-7-methoxyflavone 6-O-β-D xylopyrano- Side, bis[3,4-dihydroxy-6-methoxy-7,8-furano-5,6-monomethylalloxy]-5-C-5-biflavonyl and (4-hydroxy-7-methyl 3-C-α-L-rhamnopyranosy) – 5 – C – 5 -(4-hydroxy-7-methyl) – 3 – C – α-D-glucopyranosyl], biflavonoid, bibenzyls, dibenzoxepins, mixture of phytol fatty esters, lutein, β-sitosterol, isoquercitrin and astragalin etc. The present review discusses medicinal properties, Biological activity, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Bauhinia Purpurea.
D. K. Chanchal *, P. Niranjan, S. Alok, S. Singh and Saurabh
Department of Pharmacognosy, Institute of Pharmacy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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