A wide-ranging review of Dracaena reflexa
Dr. Pragyandip Parthasarathi Dash, AVINASH KUMAR
Pleomele, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial
Dracaena reflexa, commonly known as the Song of India or Song of Jamaica, is a popular ornamental plant valued for its attractive foliage and easy maintenance. Belonging to the Asparagaceae family, this evergreen shrub is native to Madagascar and Mauritius but is cultivated worldwide for its ornamental appeal. Dracaena reflexa typically feature lance-shaped leaves that are green with yellow or cream-colored margins, giving it a striking appearance. This plant thrives in bright, indirect light and well-draining soil, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor cultivation in various climates. Beyond its aesthetic value, Dracaena reflexa has been studied for its phytochemical constituents, which include saponins, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenoids, and glycosides. These compounds contribute to the plant's potential medicinal properties, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial activities. Further research into the pharmacological potential of Dracaena reflexa may unveil its therapeutic benefits and applications in traditional medicine and pharmaceutical industries.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 11

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