COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF ACACIA LEUCOPHLOEA (ROXB.): TRADITIONAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCEAbstract
Herbal remedies have been utilized in medical practice for thousands of years and are recognized notably as a significant and widely available resource for health treatment. Traditional botanicals and herbal supplements have been deemed to be mild, non-toxic and even safe due to their natural nature. Acacia leucophloea (Roxb.) Willd. belongs to the family Mimosaceae, recognized as a diverse resource of components possessing bioactive qualities. The various parts of Acacia species are used as local treatments for diverse ailments. Especially, the bark is historically utilized for treating several illnesses in the Ayurveda system of medicine. Tanning is found in the bark of Acacia species, and fatty oil is found in the seeds. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties of A. leucophloea stem bark are used to treat inflammatory conditions such as bronchial inflammation and coughing, biliousness of the skin and leucoderma. Acacia leucophloea has a wide range of potential uses and this review focuses on its pharmacological effects in particular.
Aseem Setia, Mrinal Sharma, Sanjay Nagdev *, Shashi Alok, Gaurav Mude, Megha Verma, Sudarshan Behere, Pradeep Golani and Devendra Singh Lodhi
Department of Pharmacy, Gyan Ganga Institute of Technology and Sciences, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.
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