MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF RICINUS COMMUNIS: A REVIEWAbstract
The medicinal plant Ricinus communis is one of the effective plants which offer a solution to several kinds of diseases. Owing to this, the present research aims to review the medicinal properties of one of such common herbal plants, Ricinus communis, its possible role as herbal medicine, and assessment for pharma-covigilance. Related research articles were collected from Google Scholar, Pub Med, Science direct, Scientific information Database, and Scopus. For the present study purpose, using the term Ricinus communis, the castor bean, and castor oil plant in the title of all articles published to 2021 were observed. Phytochemical constituents of R. communis like saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, steroids, and glucosides. Leaves of the plant have shown the presence of major phenolic compounds. Whereas roots test has presented the Indole-3-acetic. The findings reflect that the plant contains high medicinal benefits, which offer a solution for several kinds of diseases like cancer, diabetes, ulcer and anthelmintic, etc. Also, the plant is anti-inflammatory property of the plant facilitates therapeutic use. Therefore, all parts of the medicinal plant R. communis are considered highly beneficial in the medicinal field.
H. S. Chouhan, G. Swarnakar * and B. Jogpal
Department of Zoology, Government P. G. Meera Girls College, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
18 May 2021
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01 July 2021