STREBLUS ASPER LOUR. (SHAKHOTAKA): A REVIEW, OF TRADITIONAL USES, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES
Dr. Anil Kumar* and Dr. Satendra Kumar
Streblus asper (family-Moraceae) is a small tree which is native to tropical countries, such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. In India it is found in the Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh to West Bengal and Assam to Tripura. Different parts of this plant are used in Ayurveda and other folk medicines for the treatment of different ailments such as toothache, diarrhoea, dysentery. leprosy, filariasis, epilepsy. and Cancer. This review presents the chemistry, traditional uses, and pharmacology of Streblus asper.
Keywords: Streblus asper, Shakhotaka, Pharmacology, Traditional uses, Toothache.
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