The plant Thevetia peruviana (Apocynaceae) common name is yellow oleander is a evergreen shrub native to Central America and West Indies and a close relative to Nerium oleander. In India, it is grown throughout the plains. The important pharmacological activities of plant are HIV-I Reverse Transcriptase and HIV-I Integrase Inhibitory, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antifungal, Haematology and growth and tissue activities. The phytoconstitutents isolated from the plant is Cardiac glycoside, Thevetins A and B, Peruvoside, Theveside, Theviridoside and Terpenoids. Analytical study done by paper chromatography.
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Bhaskar Banerjee, Tanushree Banerjee , Gourav Shukla. A Review on Thevetia peruviana (Pres.) K. Schum. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2010; 2(5): 343-346.