Vivek Srivastava1*, Santosh kumar Verma2, Surbhi Panwar1, Prakash Deep1, Shikhar Verma1
1Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Lucknow- 226010, U.P. India
2Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Motherhood University, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
*Address for Corresponding author
Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Lucknow- 226010, India
Albizia trees are portrayed as a pioneer species in deciduous or monsoon woodland and savanna and scrub vegetation. Albizia procera commonly known as Safed siris naturally occurs throughout South-East Asian countries to northern Australia and has been introduced into number of African countries. All parts of the plant have utility in some or the other way. From being used traditionally as pain reliever to exhibiting various pharmacological activities, the plant may be contemplated as a favourable plant against various diseases. In this review, various phytochemicals and pharmacological studies of A. procera were studied and presented. The leaves and pods of A. procera are eatable portions whereas its wood is a reasonable material for paper pulp. The bark of plant has spermicidal action and is also given for rheumatism and haemoerrhage. A. procera exhibits various pharmacological activities such as CNS activity, cardiotonic activity, anti-oxidant property etc. The habitat for A. procera ranges from monsoon forest, pyrogenic grassland; dry to stunted gullies and seasonal swamp forest. It is a little tree 7-15m tall belonging to fabaceae family. Phytochemical examination reported various secondary metabolites such as saponins, terpenes, alkaloids and flavonoids. It is a plant of great importance. All parts of the plant have utility in some or the other way and is also used traditionally.
Keywords: Safed siris, convulsion, CNS activity, cardiotonic, anti-oxidant