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Research Journal of Science and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 12, Issue : 2
First page : ( 167) Last page : ( 169)
Print ISSN : 0975-4393. Online ISSN : 2349-2988.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2988.2020.00022.4

A Review on Dyerophytum indicum Kuntze

Mr. Vikhe D. N.1,*, Dr. Rao P. S.1, Dr. Nandal D. H.2, Dr. Kunkulol Rahul2

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Pravara Rural College of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar, Taluka-Rahata, District-Ahmednagar. (M.S.) 413736

2Department of Pharmacology, Pravara Institute of Medical Science, A/P-Loni, Tal-Rahata, Dist-Ahmednagar (M.S.) 413736

*Corresponding Author E-mail: Dattaprasad.vikhe@pravara.in

Online published on 10 August, 2020.


Dyerophytum indicum Kuntze. Belongs to family Plumbaginaceae 27 genera with 650 species and locally is called as Lal-chitrak found Plant was first reported in Oman and they listed Dyerophytum indicum as endangered species. Flowers are red in color, bloom all the year. Individual flower is up to 1/2; inches It is an under-shrub with perfoliate, very thick and coriaceous leaves. The leaves are covered with scurfy scales, flowers are reddish and dense, paniculate spikes and flowers in the month of October-February. Capsules are circumcises at the base and splitting into five valves. Seeds are pyriform with smooth texture and dark brown color. 5 lobed stamens free ovary is present with more or less 5 gonous. The plant is being used in snake bite, anti-allergic and tribal people used it as abortificient. The ancient literature reveals that it contains different phyoconstituent like alkaloids, glycosoids, flavonoids, tannins, terpenoids and other primary metabolites. These is an rare plant so not many literature is reported.



Dyerophytum indicum, Lal-chitrak, Abortificient, Phytoconstituents.


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