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Review on ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and pharmacological properties of Cassia auriculata


Pharmacy & Pharmacology International Journal
Salma B,1 Muthukumar SP,2 Avinasha S,3 Manjula SN1

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Abstract

The herbal medicines are selecting over modern medicine due to their efficacy, safety, and lesser side effects. Cassia auriculata extremely used in Ayurvedic medicine. C. auriculata is commonly known as tanner’s cassia, and it belongs to the family Caesalpiniaceae. It is reported to contain many phytoconstituents such as alkaloids, terpenoids, phenols and tannins, sugar saponins, flavonoids, quinines, steroids, and proteins. The ethnobotanical survey revealed that the C. auriculata was used for the treatment of diabetes, joint pain and inflammation, muscle pain, illness, cold, venereal disease, hair cleanser, reduce body heat, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, and toothache. C. auriculata have many pharmacological properties, such as anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant, hepatoprotective, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperlipidemic activities, and many more. The present review focused on its botanical characters, phytochemical constituents, ethnobotanical uses, and pharmacological properties of C. auriculata.

Keywords

Cassia auriculata, ayurvedic formulations, ethnobotanical uses, pharmacological activities

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