Ethnomedicinal value of Pterocarpus santalinus (Linn. f.), a Fabaceae member

Kavitha , K. V. and Rai, V. Ravishankar (2014) Ethnomedicinal value of Pterocarpus santalinus (Linn. f.), a Fabaceae member. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, 14 (4). pp. 313-317. ISSN 1598-2386

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Pterocarpus santalinus (Linn. f.) is a small to medium sized deciduous tree, which belongs to the family Fabaceae. It is widely distributed in the tropical regions of the world. The plant has significant importance in traditional medicine for its ethnomedicinal value. The plant is mainly used to cure the skin ailments, oral diseases, cough, pyrexia, diarrhoea, dysentery, hyper nervous activity and also used as a potent anti-hemorrhagic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer and hepatoprotective agent. Phytochemical investigations have revealed that P. santalinus contains triterpenes, flavones, coumarins, tannins, phenolic acids, polysterols and essential oils. The active constituents of P. santalinus include alpha and beta santalol, Cedrol, pterocarpol, isopterocarpol, santalin A, B, pterocarpin, cryptomeridiol and santalin. The plant can be investigated for pharmacological activities as it has high medicinal value. The review discusses the antimicrobial, antioxidant, cytotoxicity and hepatoprotective activity of P. santalinus.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Orient Pharm Exp Med [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pterocarpus santalinus, Bioactive compounds, Medicinal plants, Phytochemicals, Secondary metabolites
Subjects: Agriculture Biological Sciences > Microbiology
University of Mysore > PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Agriculture Biological Sciences > Microbiology
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Microbiology
Depositing User: Praveen Kumari B.L
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 09:54
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 11:42

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