Phytoconstituents and Pharmacological Profile of Erythrina variegata Linn (var alba).
kalyani b biradar, Punit R Rachh
Erythrina variegata, phytoconstituents, pharmacological activities.
Erythrina variegata linn var.alba (E.V) is a genus of flowering plants of the Family fabaceae; it contains more than 200 species distributed worldwide. Traditionally plants of this genus have variety of uses such as in Tranquilizer, anti-inflammatory, in the treatment of cold, liver and alimentary problems. The properties of this plant bark are bitter acrid and have thermogenic, sedative, and diuretic useful in uropathy. E.V. is very rich in its phytoconstituents including alkaloids, flavonoids with its different classes, cinnamoylphenol, stilbenoids, 3-phenoxychromones, coumastans, 3-phenyl coumarin, lignans, cinnamateesters, triterpenes, sesquiterpenes, long-chain carboxylic acids and long-chain alcohols. This miracle plant have wide range of biological activities has been investigated including anti-microbile, anti-depressant, cytotoxic, muscle relaxant and many more. The drugs induced organs toxicity is referring to the generation of reactive oxygen species generation. The organ protective activities of E.V are reported to be due to antioxidants phytoconstituents present, such as flavonoids, phytosterols, polyphenols and liganas. This review mainly focus on the pharmacological role of E.V in the useful in the treatment of drug induced organs toxicity such as kidneys, liver and stomach. This article describes the phytoconstituents of E.V and its pharmacological activities.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2

Page(s): 145 - 150
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