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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2019, Volume : 11, Issue : 4
First page : ( 140) Last page : ( 146)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2019.00025.9

Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Adenanthera pavonina L. (Mimosaceae)

Rohini C Kolhe1,*, Dr. Rajesh Y Chaudhari2

1SJVPM'S Rasiklal M. Dhariwal College of Pharmacy, District-Pune, Maharashtra-411019, India

2T.V.E.S. Hon. Loksevak Madhukarrao Chaudhari College of Pharmacy, District-Jalgaon, Maharashtra-425503, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rohini.kolhe@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.


The Adenanthera pavonina known as red bead tree has long been used in traditional medicines. Its various parts are used against wide range of diseases. Traditionally the plant has been used for various ailments such as asthma, boil, diarrhea, gout, inflammations, rheumatism, tumor and ulcers, and as a tonic. It has been reported to posses various activities like Antioxidant Activity, Antibacterial Activity, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial Activity, Antipyretic activity, Hepatoprotective activity, and hypoglycaemic activity, Hypolipidemic activity, Wound healing activity and Antimalarial activity. Phytochemical studies reveal the presence of Glycosides, alkaloids Tannins and flavonoids. Hence this article aims to provide a comprehensive review on Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry and pharmacology of Adenanthera pavonina L.



Adenanthera pavonina, Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology.


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