PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL POTENTIAL OF NERIUM OLEANDER: A REVIEWAbstract
Nerium oleander L. is an important medicinal material in Chinese folk medicine. In early times it is assumed that all parts of the oleander plant are poisonous to humans, animals and certain insects but now a day’s numbers of pharmacological activities are determined by different scientists. Its main active constituents are polysaccharides, cardenolides, glycosides, and triterpenoids. The important pharmacological activities are antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticancer and CNS depressant activity. This paper explains the evidence-based information regarding the phytochemistry and pharmacological activity of this plant.
Vikas Gupta * and Payal Mittal
National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research *, Patiala, Punjab, India
17 January, 2010
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