Review on Morphology, Chemical Constituents and Phytopharmacological Activities of Plumbago zeylanica Linn.

Review on Morphology, Chemical Constituents and Phytopharmacological Activities of Plumbago zeylanica Linn.


Arunbala, Babita Gautam, Anshu Bala, Ajay Kumar, Chetan kr. Dubey


Abstract

Plants are exploited as food and medicine since ancient periods. The therapeutic use of medicinal plants has gained a considerable momentum in the past few decades. But the emergence and use of more and more synthetic drugs resulting in higher incidence of adverse drug reactions have inspired mankind to go back to nature for safer remedies because they contain numerous active constituents of immense therapeutic response. In this particular review, I have made some attempted to focus on the work carried out on Plumbago zeylanica as it is not much common plant and it is one of the threatened species, still I have choose this due to its tremendous pharmacological properties with least side effects as it will produce natural products. So that further work must be carried out before we lose it. Its commonly known as chitraka, and mostly identified in different traditional system of medicine for curement of various skin diseases, intestinal worm and infections in the form of powder and paste. Plumbago mainly contains napthoquinones, binapthoquinones, coumarins, steroidal compound and difuranonapthoquinones.


Keywords

Plumbago zeylanica Linn. Morphology, Pharmacological activity, Chemical constituents


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Arunbala, Babita Gautam, Anshu Bala, Ajay Kumar, & Chetan kr. Dubey. (2014). Review on Morphology, Chemical Constituents and Phytopharmacological Activities of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 392-401.

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