A.K Meena, Jaspreet Nain, Nitika Garg, M.M Rao
Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2011 , 3(2): 57-61
A.K Meena1, Jaspreet Nain2*, Nitika Garg2 and M.M Rao1
1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala – 147001, Punjab,
2M. M. College of Pharmacy, M. M University, Mullana, Ambala.
Volume - 3,
Issue - 2,
Year - 2011
Bombax ceiba or the silk cotton tree, this tropical tree has a straight tall trunk and its leaves are deciduous in winter. Red flower with 5 petals appear in the spring before the new foliage. The whole plant of Bombax ceiba used as traditional folk medicines for the treatment of antidysentric, antidiahorreal and antipyretic effects. Bombax ceiba contains glycosides, tannins, flavanoid, b-sitosterol and lupeol. New sesquiterpenoids Bombalones A-D, bombamalside have also been isolated. This paper explains the evidence-based information regarding the pharmacological activity of this plant. It has many ethnobotanical uses and is medicinally used in the traditional ayurvedic system.
Cite this article:
A.K Meena, Jaspreet Nain, Nitika Garg, M.M Rao. Review on Ethnobotany and Phytopharmacology of Bombax ceiba
Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2011; 3(2): 57-61 .