CORDIA DICHOTOMA HAS MULTIPLE PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIESAbstract
Natural plants are the most important herbs in the world, and now they have been introduced into one, i.e., Cordia dichotoma. Forst is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree or shrub belonging to the family Boraginaceae, commonly known as Bhokar and Bahuvaraka. The rural people of the coastal areas of Orissa eat ripened fruits to enjoy their sweet and astringent taste. The plant is rich in miscellaneous phytoconstituents such as carbohydrates, flavonoids, alkaloids, glycosides, steroids, and proteins. Today, researchers carry out various pharmacological research studies on these plant parts, such as anti-ulcer, anti-anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, analgesic, anticancer, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal, hepatoprotective, anti-diabetic and antipyretic activity. Thus, the objectives of the present review depict the expansion of the alimentation source, medicinal uses, pharmacobotanical characters, phytochemical screening, and pharmacological activity of Cordia dichotoma reported so far.
Ragini Nikhade *, Rupesh Dudhe, Minakshi Wanjari, Neesha Harinkheda and Anshu Dudhe
Adarsh Institute of Pharmacy, Nandanvan, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
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