Ethnomedicinal and Cytotoxic Activities of Calotropis Procera-A Review

Authors

  • Brunda MA Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ramaiah University, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • Bindhu MA Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ramaiah University, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • Ashok Kumar BS 4Depatment of Pharmacognosy, RL Jalappa College of Pharmacy, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India.
  • Mouna A Department of Pharmaceutics, Shree Devi College of Pharmacy, Tumkur, Karnataka, India.
  • Subhashini B Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ramaiah University, Bangalore, Karnataka.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22270/ajprd.v11i3.1408

Abstract

Plants are major sources of drugs that we use today. One such plant is Calotropis procerawhich can be consider as a home for many phytochemicals. Each part of this plant is enriched with various phytochemicals having its own significance for human life. The phytochemistry of this plant reveals presence of triterpenoids, anthocyanins, flavonoids, cardiac glycosides, cardenolides, α– amyrin, β-myrin, lupeol, β-sitosterol, flavanols, mudarin, resin, a powerful bacteriolytic enzyme calactin, a non-toxic proteolytic enzyme calotropin. The plant exhibits antimicrobial, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, anticancer, antiangiogenic, immunological, antidiabetic, cardio vascular, hypolipidemic, gastro protective, hepatoprotective, renal protective, antidiarrheal, anti-oxidant, anti-convulsant and wound healing effect. This review is an attempt to stack the phytochemical and pharmacological activities of Calotropis procera shrubs.

 

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Author Biographies

Brunda MA, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ramaiah University, Bangalore, Karnataka.

Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ramaiah University, Bangalore, Karnataka.

Bindhu MA, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ramaiah University, Bangalore, Karnataka.

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ramaiah University, Bangalore, Karnataka.

Ashok Kumar BS, 4Depatment of Pharmacognosy, RL Jalappa College of Pharmacy, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India.

Department of Pharmacognosy, RL Jalappa College of Pharmacy, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India.

Mouna A, Department of Pharmaceutics, Shree Devi College of Pharmacy, Tumkur, Karnataka, India.

Department of Pharmaceutics, Shree Devi College of Pharmacy, Tumkur, Karnataka, India.

Subhashini B, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ramaiah University, Bangalore, Karnataka.

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ramaiah University, Bangalore, Karnataka.

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Published

2024-06-15

How to Cite

MA, B., MA, B., Kumar BS, A., A, M., & B, S. (2024). Ethnomedicinal and Cytotoxic Activities of Calotropis Procera-A Review. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Development, 12(3), 125–128. https://doi.org/10.22270/ajprd.v11i3.1408