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A Review on Pharmacological Activities and Active Phytoconstituents of Roadside Trees of Tamil Nadu

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Arunambiga Subramaniam*, Praveena Alagaraj and Balakrishnan Arumugam   Pages 1 - 14 ( 14 )

Abstract:


Roadsides are habitats with very specific environmental conditions, often substantially differing from their natural surroundings. Roadside trees provide home for many floral and faunal species and have many environmental benefits including removing air pollutants, supporting wildlife etc. Many medicinal plants including road side trees have been discovered and traditionally they are being used for treating many kinds of diseases. Phytochemicals are chemical compounds that are usually secreted by the plants for performing functions like defense against insects, fungi, diseases and animals that feed on them. These phytochemicals with potential biological activities have been identified from various plant species, yet many of the medicinal potency of the plants remain unexplored. Modern knowledge on the potential value of the medicinal plants has made it possible for the researchers and medical practitioners to use the plant derived products in modern medicine with diminished adverse effects. Road side plants in Tamilnadu also possess many such pharmacologically active compounds with therapeutical actions.

Keywords:

Roadside plants, Phytoconstituents, Pharmacological activities

Affiliation:

Centre for Biological Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, K.S.Rangasamy College of Arts and Science (Autonomous), Tiruchengode, Centre for Biological Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, K.S.Rangasamy College of Arts and Science (Autonomous), Tiruchengode, Centre for Biological Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, K.S.Rangasamy College of Arts and Science (Autonomous), Tiruchengode



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