AILANTHUS EXCELSA ROXB (MAHA NEEM)- AN HOLISTIC INSIGHT OF THE MULTIPURPOSE TREEAbstract
In recent years, Plants and herbal drugs obtaining from natural resources are again gaining importance throughout the world in maintaining the healthcare conditions of individuals. The regular use of natural sources and plant-derived products throughout the world has increased serious concerns over their quality, safety, and efficacy. Adding to the natural scientific resources and knowledge, the tree Ailanthus excelsa Roxb commonly known as the tree of heaven, belongs to the family Simaroubaceae indigenous to central, south India, and Srilanka. The tree has several uses in medicine as the gum, and bitter, aromatic leaves and stem bark of the tree are reported to have medicinal properties. A variety of active compounds are obtained from the plant, which is used in combating a variety of human illnesses, and it also leads the path to search out new active natural and novel semi-synthetic or synthetic compounds. In the present review, we have tried to explore the latest scientific attributes along with traditional knowledge, therapeutic applications, and future prospects of Ailanthus excelsa Roxb.
V. Srivastava * and K. S. Dubey
Smt. Vidyawati College of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
05 December 2020
24 March 2021
29 March 2021
01 May 2021