CASSIA FISTULA: BOTANY, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL LEVERAGES-A REVIEW

  • SHIKHA SANORIA Department of Pharmacology, CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jalandhar
  • ZULFKAR LATIEF QADRIE Department of Pharmacology, CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jalandhar
  • SURYA PRAKASH GAUTAM Department of Pharmaceutics, CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jalandhar
  • AMIT BARWAL Department of Pharmacology, CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jalandhar

Abstract

Cassia fistula Linn. is also called a “golden shower”. It is aboriginal to India, Sri Lanka and diffused in various countries, including Mexico, China, Mauritius, East Africa, South Africa, and West Indies. Plant and its parts, such as bark, fruit, leaves, and seeds, are used traditionally to cure diseases. Traditionally the plant possesses hepatoprotective, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, leukotriene inhibition, antitussive activity, antioxidant, wound healing, hypo-lipidemia, anticancer, antidiabetic, central nervous system activity, antiulcer, antibacterial, antifertility, larvicidal and ovicidal, antifeedant, laxative, anti-epileptic, antimicrobial, urease inhibition, antifungal, anti-tobacco mosaic virus activities. The review contains botanical information, constituents and pharmacological leverages of the plant. The review draws attention towards the traditional, phytochemical and pharmacological knowledge accessible on Cassia fistula Linn, which would be beneficial for research scholars to develop novel chemical entities. This review article is written after studying most of the journal’s articles, which were published between 1998 to 2019.

Keywords: Hepatoprotective, Wound healing, Antioxidant, Laxative, Anti-inflammatory

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SANORIA, S., Z. L. QADRIE, S. P. GAUTAM, and A. BARWAL. “CASSIA FISTULA: BOTANY, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL LEVERAGES-A REVIEW”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 12, no. 6, Apr. 2020, pp. 1-7, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2020v12i6.37310.
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