Phytochemical and pharmacological profile of Pterocarpus marsupium: A review
Deepti Katiyar, Vijender Singh, Mohd. Ali
Natural Products have been prescribed since ages for the treatment of various ailments. Numerous traditional systems of medicine have utilized the potential of medicinal plants. Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb. (Fabaceae) is one such herbal drug which finds its place in Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathic system of medicine. Nature has bestowed this herb with a high versatility due to which it exhibits a wide range of Pharmacological actions. Pterocarpus marsupium commonly known as Indian Kino tree or Asana or Vijayasar is a large deciduous tree found in the subtropical regions of the world. It is highly enriched with an array of phytoconstituents including pterosupin, pterostilbene, liquirtigenin, isoliquiritigenin, epicatechin, kinoin, kinotannic acid, kino-red beta-eudesmol, carsupin, marsupol, marsupinol and so on. Many of these constituents have been explored for numerous biological actions like analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-cataract, anti-diabetic, anti-fungal, anti-hyperlipidemic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, aphrodisiac, cardiotonic, hepatoprotective etc. Thus, the current review aims to provide the complete phytochemical and pharmacological profile of Pterocarpus marsupium which would surely be beneficial for future researchers.
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Deepti Katiyar, Vijender Singh, Mohd. Ali. Phytochemical and pharmacological profile of Pterocarpus marsupium: A review. Pharma Innovation 2016;5(4):31-39.