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An overview of Phytoconstituents and Pharmacological Activities of Celastrus paniculatus Willd
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Journal of Pharmaceutical Research

Year: 2017, Volume: 16, Issue: 4, Pages: 307-313

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An overview of Phytoconstituents and Pharmacological Activities of Celastrus paniculatus Willd

Abstract

Purpose: Herbal drugs are traditionally used in various parts of the world to cure a number of ailments. Celastrus paniculatus Willd is one such herbal plant which has been employed extensively in the treatment of several health conditions in traditional system of medicine. The current review is an effort to summarize the information based on evidence regarding the botanical aspects, phytoconstituents, traditional uses and pharmacological actions of Celastrus paniculatus.Findings: The leaves have healing effect on injuries while the seeds show significant action on the Central nervous system. The studies on laboratory animals demonstrated various pharmacological actions showing excellent activities on the brain.Conclusion: Celastrus paniculatus is a versatile plant, as all its plant parts possess the potential to treat several diseases due to the presence of various phytoconstituents. However these constituents have to be further isolated and characterized to check its activity on other common pharmacological disorders.

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