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

Navada, K. K. 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 2211-1069

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: antineoplastic activity, drug cytotoxicity, nonhuman, unclassified drug, antibacterial activity, antibiotic agent, antifungal activity, antifungal agent, Aspergillus niger, Bacillus subtilis, cytotoxic agent, antiinflammatory activity, antioxidant activity, glucose, glucose blood level, liver protective agent, plant extract, antidiabetic activity, antidiabetic agent, minimum inhibitory concentration, bark, Pterocarpus santalinus, plant leaf, glibenclamide, antimicrobial activity, Review, glycolysis, dye, lamivudine, tenofovir, liver protection, tumor necrosis factor alpha, traditional medicine, paw edema, carbohydrate metabolism, gluconeogenesis, adefovir dipivoxil, Ames test, antiulcer activity, entecavir, Fabaceae, Pterocarpus santalinus extract, telbivudine
Subjects: B Life Science > Microbiology
Divisions: Department of > Microbiology
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 06:29
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2020 05:15

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