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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2016, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 168) Last page : ( 170)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2016.00030.6

A Review on Hydnocarpus wightiana

Kishan K G*, Shekshavali T, Kuppast I.J., Kumar Kishan MA, Patil Jeevanagouda

Department of Pharmacology, National College of Pharmacy, Shimoga-577201, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kishankampli24@gmail.com

Online published on 2 February, 2017.

Abstract

The present study was aimed to review the pharmacological actions and preliminary phytochemical investigation of Hydnocarpus wightiana belonging to Flacourtiaceae family. It has been exploited traditionally for leprosy, rheumatic pain, inflammation and skin diseases. The alcoholic extract of roots of Hydnocarpus wightiana showed the presence of glycosides, flavonoids, carbohydrates, proteins, tannins, saponins, steroids and triterpenoids.

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Keywords

Hydnocarpus wightiana, Flacourtiaceae, Chaulmoogra Tree, Hydnocarpin, Collagenation.

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