Traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Tecomella undulata- A review

Mahendra Jain, Rakhee Kapadia, Ravirajsinh Navalsinh Jadeja, Menaka Chanu Thounaojam, Ranjitsinh Vijaysinh Devkar, Shri Hari Mishra

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Abstract

The aim of the present review is to present comprehensive information of the traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Tecomella undulata (Family, Bignoniaceae) and to discuss future scope of research. Tecomella undulata (TU) is commonly known as desert teak (ver. Rohiro) and is traditionally for treating liver and spleen diseases, tumours, conjunctivitis, hepatosplenomegaly, syphilis, gonorrhea, hepatitis, as a blood purifier and in wound healing. Compounds such as naphthaquinone derivative, iridoid glucoside, phytosterol, fatty alcohol, flavonols, flavonoid glucoside and triterpenoids have been reported from TU. Anti HIV, anti bacterial, anti microbial, immune modulator, analgesic and hepatoprotective activities have been reported from its various aerial parts. In the present review, attempts have been made to compile research reports on TU, to assess current research trends with possible future avenues of research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine
Volume2
Issue number3 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bignoniaceae
  • Ethnopharmacology
  • Phytochemistry and Pharmacology
  • Tecomella undulata

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)

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