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Pharmacognostic and Phytopharmacological Overview on Bombax ceiba

Pankaj Haribhau Chaudhary, Mukund Ganeshrao Tawar.

Abstract
Plants have been an important source of medicines since the beginning of cultivation. There is a growing demand for plant-based medicines, health
products, pharmaceuticals, food supplements, cosmetics etc. Bombax ceiba
Linn. (Bombacaceae) is a tall tree buttressed at the base that is widely distributed throughout India, Ceylon and Malaya, upto 1500 m of altitude. Many parts of the plant (root, stem bark, gum, leaf, prickles, flower, fruit, seed and heartwood) are used by various tribal communities and forest dwellers for the treatment of a variety of ailments. The plant literature survey shows the plant possesses astringent, cooling, stimulant, diuretic, aphrodisiac, demulcent and tonic effects and also helps in dysentery. It
also possesses important pharmacological activity such as aphrodisiac,
anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective activity in addition to anticancer and anti-HIV activity, anti-Helicobacter pylori, antiangiogenic, analgesic and
antioxidant activity and hypotensive, hypoglycemic and antimicrobial activity.
It is reported to contain important phytoconstituents such as naphthol, naphthoquinones, polysaccharides, anthocyanins, shamimin and lupeol.

Key words: Bombax ceiba, Ethnobotanical uses, Phytochemistry, Pharmacological activities.


 
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Pankaj Haribhau Chaudhary, Mukund Ganeshrao Tawar. Pharmacognostic and Phytopharmacological Overview on Bombax ceiba. SRP. 2019; 10(1): 20-25. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.1.4


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Pankaj Haribhau Chaudhary, Mukund Ganeshrao Tawar. Pharmacognostic and Phytopharmacological Overview on Bombax ceiba. SRP. 2019; 10(1): 20-25. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.1.4



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Pankaj Haribhau Chaudhary, Mukund Ganeshrao Tawar. Pharmacognostic and Phytopharmacological Overview on Bombax ceiba. SRP. (2019), [cited May 31, 2020]; 10(1): 20-25. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.1.4



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Pankaj Haribhau Chaudhary, Mukund Ganeshrao Tawar (2019) Pharmacognostic and Phytopharmacological Overview on Bombax ceiba. SRP, 10 (1), 20-25. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.1.4



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Pankaj Haribhau Chaudhary, Mukund Ganeshrao Tawar. 2019. Pharmacognostic and Phytopharmacological Overview on Bombax ceiba. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 10 (1), 20-25. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.1.4



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Pankaj Haribhau Chaudhary, Mukund Ganeshrao Tawar. "Pharmacognostic and Phytopharmacological Overview on Bombax ceiba." Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy 10 (2019), 20-25. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.1.4



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Pankaj Haribhau Chaudhary, Mukund Ganeshrao Tawar. "Pharmacognostic and Phytopharmacological Overview on Bombax ceiba." Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy 10.1 (2019), 20-25. Print. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.1.4



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Pankaj Haribhau Chaudhary, Mukund Ganeshrao Tawar (2019) Pharmacognostic and Phytopharmacological Overview on Bombax ceiba. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 10 (1), 20-25. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.1.4