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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178-198

An account of phytochemicals from Plumbago zeylanica (Family: Plumbaginaceae): A natural gift to human being #


Department of Chemistry, Centre of Advanced Study, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Vyasji Tripathi
Department of Chemistry, Centre of Advanced Study, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5186.99564

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The semi-climbing sub-shrub Plumbago zeylanica (family: Plumbaginaceae) is a widely accepted ethnomedicine around the world including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Australia. The plant is credited with potential therapeutic properties including antiatherogenic, cardiotonic, hepatoprotective, and neuroprotective properties. The present review highlights the various medicinal and pharmacological aspects along with recent updates on phytochemical contents of the plant.


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