Shantha Sheela Nagarajan, Muthusamy Periyanna, Radha Ramalingam
Shantha Sheela Nagarajan*, Muthusamy Periyanna, Radha Ramalingam
Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India.
Volume - 7,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2015
Herbs are known to protect the organs and organ systems from the environmental, Chemical and occupational change. Drug discovery from natural ingredients based on the selection of sample reports or scientific journals of bioactivity testing of a plant. Besides the selection of the sample is also based on the traditional use of plant specific information. Usually the source of information is an herbalist or from ordinary people who use medicinal plants. Herbal medicine has been practiced worldwide and is now recognized by World Health Organization (WHO) as an essential building block for primary healthcare. Though the traditional Indian system of medicine has a long history if use, they lacked adequate scientific documentation, particularly in the light of modern scientific knowledge. As per ayurveda the Delonix regia tree balances vata (earth & air) and pitta (fire & water) hence widely used in ayurvedic, unani and in homeopathic medicines.
The Delonix regia tree is an ornamental plant in India it is widely grown in road sides. Delonix regia belongs to fabaceae family which is native to Madagascar and east Africa. Delonix regia with an impressive range of medicinal and biological properties has been used in the folk medicine systems of several civilizations like for the treatment of constipation, inflammation, arthritis, hemiplagia, leucorrhoea and rheumatism. The various part of Delonix regia tree extract possess anti- microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypoglycemic, anti- inflammatory , astringent, aphrodisiac, anti –oxidant and diuretic properties. Traditionally Delonix regia plant is used as anthelmintic, antimicrobial, anticancer, antirheumatic, antimalarial, antioxidant, hepatoprotective activity, antiulcer and anti-diabetic.
Cite this article:
Shantha Sheela Nagarajan*, Muthusamy Periyanna, Radha Ramalingam. An Overview - Royal Poinciana. Res. J. Pharmacognosy & Phytochem. 2015; 7(4): 232-238. doi: 10.5958/0975-4385.2015.00036.9