Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  5

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Pharmacological and Phytochemical Review on Tecomella undulata

Address:   Nagpal N.1*, Arora M.1, Rahar S.1, Swami G.2 and Kapoor R.3
1B.I.S. College of Pharmacy, Gagra, Moga-142103, Punjab, India
2C.T. Institute of Pharmaceutical science, Jalandhar-144001, Punjab, India
3Akal College of Pharmacy, Mastuana Sahib, Sangrur-148001, Punjab, India.
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Tecomella undulata is a monotypic genus and one of the most important deciduous, ornamental shrub or small tree of the arid zone regions in India. Different chemical constituents such as Radermachol, Undulatin, Lapachol, Tecomelloside, Stigmasterol, ß-amyrin, ß-sitosterol, ß-sitosteryl acetate, compesterol, stigmasterol and many others have been isolated from the plant. Heartwood and bark of young branches is employed for the treatment of various diseases of skin, liver, spleen, urinary tract and central nerves system. Leaves shows significant antimicrobial activity and are used in treatment of AIDS. It is a common agroforestry tree species in the Thar desert of Rajasthan for its higher survival rates even in extreme drought conditions. The present article reviews the phytochemical and pharmacological work done on the plant.
Tecomella undulata, heartwood, bark, AIDS
Nagpal N., Arora M., Rahar S., Swami G., Kapoor R. Pharmacological and Phytochemical Review on Tecomella undulata. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2010; 2(5): 354-358.
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