Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2011

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Review on Ethnobotany and Phytopharmacology of Bombax ceiba

Address:   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.
*Corresponding Author

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.
Bombax ceiba, Pharmacological action, Phytochemistry, Ayurveda.
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 .
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