SAPINDUS MUKOROSSI (AREETHA): AN OVERVIEWAbstract
The objective of this review is to form a short compilation of phytochemical screening, pharmacological activity and some analytical methods available for Sapindus mukorossi plant. Although the plant is of importance in Ayurvedic system of medicine mainly as cleansing agent, a review article based on the phytochemical and pharmacological screening of Sapindus mukorossi is not so far reported. The main phytoconstituent isolated and identified from different parts of this plant are triterpenoidal saponins of oleanane, dammarane and tirucullane type. The structure and chemical name of the all the types of triterpenoidal saponins reported in Sapindus mukorossi is included in this review. Many research studies have been conducted to prove the plant’s potential as spermicidal, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-protozoal etc. This review focuses on the phytochemistry and pharmacological actions of Sapindus mukorossi.
B.N. Suhagia, I.S. Rathod, Sunil Sindhu*
L.M. College of Pharmacy, DadaSaheb Mavlankar Campus, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-380009, Gujarat, India
25 March, 2011
26 July, 2011
29 July, 2011
01 August, 2011