PLUMBAGO ZEYLANICA: A PHYTOPHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEWAbstract
Ayurveda is time-tested science of treating disease with natural things like plant, animals and minerals. It remains one of the most ancient and yet living traditions practised widely in India, Sri Lanka and other countries and has a sound philosophical and experiential basis. Plumbago zeylanica is commonly known as white chitraka, belongs to family plumbaginaceae. It is distributed as a weed throughout the tropical and subtropical countries of the world. It is a perennial sub-scandent shrub, grows throughout India, especially in Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, South India and Sri Lanka, in moist places. Traditionally it is used as a stimulant, digestant, expectorant, laxative, abortifacient and in the treatment of muscular pain and rheumatic disease. So the objective of the present review is to highlight the phytochemical and pharmacological information of this plant.
Vishnukanta* and A. C. Rana
Department of Pharmacology, B. N. (PG) College of Pharmacy, Udaipur, Rajasthan India
19 September, 2010
18 November, 2010
17 January, 2011