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Toddalia asiatica L. - A Rich Source of Phytoconstituents with Potential Pharmacological Actions, an Appropriate Plant for Recent Global Arena

[ Vol. 18 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Praveena Alagaraj* and Suriyavathana Muthukrishnan   Pages 104 - 110 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Toddalia asiatica L. is used for a long period against various chronic diseases. The main objective of the present review is to search the literature for the folklore uses, phytochemicals isolated and their pharmacological properties of Toddalia asiatica L. The individual plant parts possess many phytoconstituents with therapeutic actions. The root bark of the plant is antimalarial, antipyretic and carminative. Plant leaves and stems have bitter taste and analgesic in nature. Leaf essential oil is used in relieving rheumatic arthritis, sprains, contusions, intercostal neuralgia, cough, malaria, dysentery and gastralgia. This compiled data may be helpful for the researchers to focus on the areas of research yet to be discovered. Complete information about the plant has been collected from various books, journals etc.

Keywords:

Coumarins, global arena, pharmacological activities, phytoconstituents, rutaceae, alkaloids, Toddalia asiatica.

Affiliation:

Department of Biochemistry, K.S. Rangasamy College of Arts and Science, Tiruchengode 637215, Tamil Nadu, Department of Biochemistry, Periyar University, Salem-11, Tamil Nadu

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