Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-ND-0000718
Title: Cassia tora Linn:A review on its ethnobotany, phytochemical and pharmacological profile
Category: Natural Drugs
Section: Review Article
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    Cassia tora Linn is a small annual herbs or undershrub growing as common weed in Asian countries. It is found as a weed throught India. The plant which is used in several traditional medicines to cure various diseases. This weed has been known to possess antiproliferative, hypolipidemic, immunostimulatory, anticancerous, antimutagenic and hepatoprotective activity. A wide range of chemical compounds including anthraquinones, chrysophanol, emodin, rhein, euphol, basseol, palmatic, isostearic, behenic acid etc. have been isolated from this plant. The presented review summarizes the information concerning the botany, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, biological activity and toxicity of the Cassia tora plant.

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    A K Meena1, Uttam S Niranjan*1, A K Yadav1, Brijendra Singh1, A K Nagariya1 and M M Rao1

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    1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala – 47001, Punjab, (India).

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    Uttam Singh Niranjan,
    National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research,
    CCRAS, Dept. of AYUSH, Patiala, (Punjab).


    Received on: 22-10-2009; Revised on: 17-11-2009; Accepted on:05-02-2010

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    Author:

    A K Meena1, Uttam S Niranjan*1, A K Yadav1, Brijendra Singh1, A K Nagariya1 and M M Rao1

    Title:Cassia tora Linn:A review on its ethnobotany, phytochemical and pharmacological profile
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3 (March)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (557-560)
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    Methodology:Pharmacology, Phytochemistry, Toxicology
    Research Materials:Cassia tora Linn

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Cassia tora Linn. Pharmacology Phytochemistry Toxicology Medicinal plants.

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