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2020  |  Vol: 6(3)  |  Issue: 3 (May- June)  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2020.6.3.2
Bauhinia acuminata: A brief review of its phytochemistry and pharmacology

Divya Sebastian*, Renilda Sophy  

Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology,

Loyola College, Chennai, T.N. India

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Divya Sebastian

Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology,

Loyola College, Chennai, T.N. India

 

Abstract

Bauhinia acuminata L. selected for this study belongs to the family Fabaceae. It is an important medicinal plant of the Indian subcontinent. But still require exploring its pharmacological activities. It is research oriented plant and may provide new aspect to treat the various disorders. B. acuminata has been found to possess some pharmacological activities such as the antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anthelmintic, antioxidant, antidiarrheal, cytotoxic, hemolytic activity, ameliorative effect in chronic arsenicosis / stem bark. The  demand  is  due  to  the  increased acceptance of Ayurveda and traditional herbal medicines,  because  of  having  their  safe therapeutic effect and no side effects, as such modern peoples relies more on drug resources of plant origin. Therefore, based on the above-mentioned deliberation, this article reviews the most updated information of the phytochemical properties and pharmacological effects of B. acuminata

Keywords: Bauhinia acuminata, phytochemistry, antimicrobial, antioxidant

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