A REVIEW ON PHYTOCHEMICALS PRESENT IN ROOT, STEM BARK AND LEAVES OF CASSIA FISTULA L. (FAMILY -CAESALPINACEAE)
Satpute S. M.* and Gaikwad D. K.
In different countries like Mauritius, India, Nepal, China, South Africa, East Africa, West Indies, Brazil and Mexico. C. fistula is grown extensively as an ornamental tree for its lovely lots of yellow blossom. In Ayurvedic medicines C. fistula has been used against various disorders such as diabetes pruritus, haematemesis, leucoderma, and other ailments. This review highlights the phytochemical present in different parts such as root, stem bark and leaves of Cassia fistula. Traditionally plant shows various activities such as anti-inflammatory activity, antibacterial, antifungal activities, antioxidant activities, anthelmintic activities, antitussive activities, wound healing, hepatoprotective activities. Plant extract containing many phytochemicals such as alkaloids, flavonoids, protein, amino acids, carbohydrates, glycosides, saponins, triterpenoids, tannins and phenols.
Keywords: Phytochemicals, antioxidant, flavonoids, glycoloids, alkaloids, phenol.
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