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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2019, Volume : 11, Issue : 4
First page : ( 222) Last page : ( 228)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2019.00038.4

A Systemic Review on Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb

Mr. Thalkari Avinash B.1,*, Karwa Mr. Pawan N.2, Mr. Shaikh Nasir S.2, Mr. Zambare Krushna K.3, Thorat Vivek M.2, Jaiswal Nareshkumar R.3, Gawli Chandrakant S.2

1Gurukrupa Institute of Pharmacy (DEGREE), Near Chatrapatthi Sugar Factory, NH-222 Gadi Road, Majalgaon-431131, Maharashtra

2Vasant Pharmacy College, Kaij-431517

3SBSPM'S B Pharmacy College, Ambajogai-431517, Maharashtra

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

Online published on 31 December, 2019.


Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb. (Fabaceae) is one such herbal drug which finds its place in Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathic system of medicine. Nature has bestowed this herb with a high versatility due to which it exhibits a wide range of Pharmacological actions. The tree is scared with novel antidiabetic properties. Along with as an antidiabetic drug, it is also used as astringent, anti-inflammatory, haemostatic, anthelmintic, in chest pain, body pain and in indigestion, in diabetic anaemia, elephantiasis, erysipelas, urethrorrhea and opthalmopathy etc. The role of Pterocarpus marsupium as anti-diabetic has been very well established. Its extract has been prepared using many methods like infusion, maceration, decoction and percolation. This review reveals that the biological activities and medicinal properties of P. marsupium compounds isolated, pharmacological actions of the P. marsupium extracts, clinical studies and plausible medicinal applications along with their safety evaluation. Role of P. marsupium is found in Ayurveda, Homeopathic and Unani systems of medicine. It is a decent source of tannins and flavonoids hence, used as influential astringent, anodyne, cooling, regenerating agent and also used for the treatments of leprosy, leucoderma, toothache, fractures, diarrhea, passive hemorrhage, and dysentery, bruises and diabetes.



Pterocarpus imarsupium iRoxb, herbal drug.


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