PHARMACOGNOSTICAL, PHYTOCHEMICAL AND CARDIOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF TAMARINDS INDICA LINN. BARKAbstract
Many herbal remedies have been employed in various medicine systems for the treatment and management of the different diseases. The Tamarinds indica commonly known as ‘imali’ has been recognized in different system of traditional medicines for the treatment of different diseases and aliments of human being. This review supports of all updated information on its pharmacognostical, pharmacological activity and traditional uses. Preliminary phytochemical screening of this plant revealed the presences of, flavonoids, steroid, glycoside alkaloid and Triterpenoids. It has been reported as Anti-helminthic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, asthma, astringent, bacterial skin infections, constipation (chronic or acute), and diabetes. There is no report available on isolated constituents of bioactive compound from plant bark of Tamarinds indica which supports it’s further to isolating a useful pharmacologically active compound as a drug.
S. Chaturvedi, A. Joshi* and B. K. Dubey
Department of Pharmacognosy, TIT College of Pharmacy, Bhopal-462021, Madhya Pradesh, India
14 June, 2011
21 August, 2011
29 September, 2011
01 November, 2011