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THE PHARMACOLOGICAL POTENTIAL OF CAESALPINIA BONDUC

Vinesh Prasad Vadlakonda*, Sugandha G Chaudhari

Caesalpinia bonduc L. is a medicinal plant belonging to the family Caesalpiniaceae. The plant is found in all over India. The plant is a large prickly shrub. It is popular in indigenous system of medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha, Homoeopathy and Unani. In Indian traditional plant medicine, it has been considered as an important remedy for the treatment of several diseases. The plant has been reported to possess antinociceptive, anxiolytic, antidiabetic, antidiarrhoeal, anthelmintic, adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, antiestrogenic, antimicrobial, antimalarial, antifungal, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antipsoriatic, antiproliferative, antitumor, hepatoprotective, anticonvulsant, larvacidal and antifilarial etc. activities of various parts of C. bonduc plant. It can be concluded that C. bonduc can become the best source of medicine in future on various ailments with further investigations. Hence attempts have been made to take collect and compile the information about the traditional use of various parts of C. bonduc in various ailments, chemical constituents from various parts and the effective use of various extracts for treatment of different diseases.

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