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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 6
First page : ( 2677) Last page : ( 2680)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00496.1

Eucalyptus tereticornis: Phytochemical constituents and medicinal properties

Tiwari Prashant*, Sahu Pratap Kumar

Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar

*Corresponding Author E-mail: prashanttiwari@soa.ac.in

Online published on 24 August, 2018.

Abstract

The aim of present review article is to investigate the phytochemical constituents and biological activity of the Eucalyptus tereticornis. The essential oil obtained from E. tereticornis mainly contains triterpenoids, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, citronellal, citronellol, terpinolene and limonene etc. Apart from essential oil the plant is also reported to contain phytoconstituents likesteroid, lignins, fatty acids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins and other phenolic compounds. The E. tereticornis showed various pharmacological activities such as Fungicidal, Antioxidant, Hepatoprotective, Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory, Immunomodulatory, Myorelaxant, Antihyperglycemic, Larvicidal and Antibacterial etc. This review article is focused to highlight the existing updated literature with respect to phytochemical constituents and various pharmacological actions.

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Keywords

Eucalyptus tereticornis, Essential oil, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology.

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