PHARMACOGNOSTIC, PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEW ON MACHILUS MACRANTHA NEES.
Anilkumar U. Tatiya*, Vishal G. Beldar and Sanjay J. Surana
Machilus macrantha Nees. (Lauraceae) is commonly known as “Gulmaau, Golum, Pisara, Kurma” is an evergreen tree, extensively spread to Deccan and Peninsular region of India and Sri Lanka. Conventionally, the plant is being used as anti-asthmatic, anti-rheumatic, anti-tuberculosis, anti-ulcer, consumption as well as various folklore uses such as in treatment of bone fracture, weakness and debility. In recent times, the plant has been investigated various pharmacological activities like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, CNS depressant, hypotensive effects, etc by using In-vivo & In-vitro models. The present review is therefore, an attempt to provide a comprehensive study on its pharmacognostical, phytochemical, pharmacological properties and ethno-medicinal uses of Machilus macrantha.
Keywords: Machilus macrantha, Pharmacognostical, Phytochemical, Pharmacological, Ethno medicinal, Machiline.
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