BOSWELLIA SERRATA ROXB. A BOON OF NATURE IN THE WORLD OF MEDICINES: A REVIEW
Dr.A.P.Rajput*, Smt.Simantini Y.Patil
With food, cloth and shelter healthy life is the basic need & right of human being. Before the invention of synthetic drugs, man was completely dependent on medicinal plants for prevention and treatment of diseases. Boswellia serrate Roxb. is one of the medicinal plant which has long range of medicinal uses in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and agriculture etc. Its bark resin, seed extract, flower extract, oil etc. is studied to the large extent providing existence of boswellic acid and other metabolites. Boswellia serrata leave extract and fruit extract is studied for the pharmaceutical purposes. It is the mark of future medicines. Their chemical structures and phytochemical study is helpful for the synthesis of new drugs.
Keywords: Boswellia serrata, gum resin, bark resin, flower extract.
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