Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-DFP-0000918
Title: A review on Calotropis procera Linn and its Ethnobotany, Phytochemical, Pharmacological profile
Category: Drugs from Plants
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    Calotropis procera Linn is small, erect and compact shrubs, which is used in several traditional medicines to cure various diseases. This shrub has been known to posses’ Analgesic, Antitumor, Antihelmintic, Antioxidant, Hepatoprotective, Inflammatory, Antidiarrhoeal, Anticonvulsant, Antimicrobial, Oestrogenic, Antinociceptive, and Antimalarial activity. A wide range of chemical compounds including Benzoyllineolone, benzoylisolinelone and ß-amyrin. The root bark contains the calotropoleanyl ester, proceroleanenol A and proceroleanenol B. The latex contains the calactin, calotropin, uscharin, sitosterol, and calotoxin. The presented review summarizes the information concerning the ethnobotany, pharmacological, phytochemistry, biological activity and toxicity of the calotropis procera shrubs.

    Cite this article as: Ajay K. Meena , Ajay K. Yadav , Uttam S. Niranjan , Brijendra Singh , Amit K. Nagariya, Kiran Sharma , Anand Gaurav , Surabhi Sharma and M.M.Rao, A review on Calotropis procera Linn and its Ethnobotany, Phytochemical, Pharmacological profile, Drug Invention Today, Vol.2.Issue 2.February 2010,185-190

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    Ajay K. Meena1, Ajay K. Yadav*2, Uttam S. Niranjan2, Brijendra Singh2, Amit K. Nagariya2, Kiran Sharma2, Anand Gaurav2, Surabhi Sharma3 and M.M.Rao1

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    1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Moti Bagh road, Patiala – 147001, Punjab.
    2School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shobhit University, Meerut, U.P, (India).
    3 Bhartiya Veedyapeeth, University, Pune. Maharashtra. (India).

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    Ajay K. Yadav
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
    Shobhit University, Meerut, U.P, (India).


    Received on: 28-11-2009; Revised on: 05-01- 2010; Accepted on:19-01-2010

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    Ajay K. Meena1, Ajay K. Yadav*2, Uttam S. Niranjan2, Brijendra Singh2, Amit K. Nagariya2, Kiran Sharma2, Anand Gaurav2, Surabhi Sharma3 and M.M.Rao1

    Title:A review on Calotropis procera Linn and its Ethnobotany, Phytochemical, Pharmacological profile
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):2(2)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (185-190)
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    Methodology:Ethnobotany, Phytochemical, Pharmacological profile
    Research Materials:Calotropis procera Linn

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Calotropis procera Linn Phytochemistry Bioactivity Toxicity.

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