Review of Holarrhena antidysenterica (L.) Wall. ex A. DC.: Pharmacognostic, Pharmacological and Toxicological Perspective

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2017,11,22,141-144.
Published:September 2017
Type:Review Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Pallavi Shrirang Jamadagni, Sharad D. Pawar, Shrirang B. Jamadagni1, Shridhar Chougule, Sudesh N. Gaidhani2, S. N. Murthy3

Department of Pharmacology, Regional Ayurveda Institute of Fundamental Research, 1Department of Animal and Experimental Pathology, Regional Ayurveda Institute of Fundamental Research, 2Department of Pharmacology, Headquarters, Central Council of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, New Delhi, 3Department of Ayurveda and In-charge, Regional Ayurveda Research Institute, Gwaliar Road, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract:

Holarrhena antidysenterica (L.) Wall. ex A. DC. is a medicinal plant abundantly found in India. Its uses are mentioned in the classical Ayurvedic literature and by many folklore claims. The plant is also of extreme economic importance. Its seeds are mainly used as an antidiabetic remedy. All pharmacological and toxicological aspects of this plant are discussed in this review.