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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2020, Volume : 12, Issue : 2
First page : ( 106) Last page : ( 110)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2020.00018.7

Phytochemical and Pharmacological activity of Wonder Shrub: Calotropis gigantia

Tiwari Dilip Kumar*, Dr. Upmanyu Neeraj

School of Pharmacy & Research, People's University, Bhopal-462039

*Corresponding Author E-mail: dilip21k@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.

Abstract

Calotropis gigantia is a valuable medicinal plant also known as arka and it is native to india. It is widely found in wasteland having enormous amount of benefit. C. gigantea contain chemical constituents are cardenolides, flavonoids, triterpenes, steroids pregnanes and a nonprotein amino acid. Calotropis gigantia has been used in unani, ayurvedic and siddha system of medicine. A scrutiny of literature revealed some notable pharmacological activities of the plant such as Analgesic, hepatoprotective, anti-diarrhoeal, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antimicrobial, anticancer, antifertility and antioxidant activity. The purpose of this review was to assess the published scientific journal suggestion on various uses of Calotropis gigantia.

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Keywords

Calotropis gigantia, Pregnanes, Ayurvedic, Pharmacological activity.

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