PHYTOCHEMISTRY OF FLOWER, POD AND SEED OF CASSIA FISTULA L. (FAMILY -CAESALPINACEAE): A REVIEW
Satpute S. M.*
The various plant parts of Cassia fistula are used by various tribal to treat various ailments including ringworm and other fungal skin infection. C. fistula is deciduous, medium sized, ornamental tree. The flowers of Cassia fistula are eaten raw. They possess purgative, febrifugal, astringent, and anti-bilious properties. The pulp of ripe fruit has a mild, pleasant purgative action and also used as antifungal drug. Seeds are used to treat skin diseases. Flower, pod and seed of Cassia fistula contains number of bioactive compounds such as anthraquinones, phenolic compounds, tannins and glycosides. This phytochemical reviews on Cassia fistula will provide important information which is beneficial for pharmaceutical industries.
Keywords: Chemical composition, antioxidant, flavonoids, glycoloids, alkaloids, Cassia fistula.
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