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Pharmacognostical, Phytochemical and Pharmacological screening of the Plant Plumbago zeylanica- A Review

Journal: International Journal of PharmaO2 (IJPO) (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 036-040

Keywords : Plumbago zeylanica; Plumbaginaceae; Traditional medicine; Pharmacognostical; Phytochemical; Pharmacological study;

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Herbal medicines are used traditionally, mainly obtain from plant animals as well as marine source Plumbago zeylanica is an important medicinal plant is commonly known chitraka, belongs to family Plumbaginaceae. It is originated throughout the tropical and subtropical countries of the world. Plumbago zeylanica is widely used for its therapeutic value. In plant present several chemical constituents like, flavanoid, alkaloids, steroids, tri-terpenoids, tannins, glycosides, fixed oils, naphthoquinone, fats, proteins, etc. Plumbagin is most important bioactive compounds. It has wide range of pharmaceutical activities such as anti-cancer, antifertility, anti-diabetic, anti-malarial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, etc. The plant Plumbago zeylanica traditionally used for the Cough, asthma, stimulant, digesting, expectorant, laxative, abortifacient etc. The review contains the Pharmacognostical, phytochemical as well as pharmacological screening of the plant Plumbago zeylanica.

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