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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2009

Pages :   256-261

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Acorus calamus linn. : Chemistry and Biology

Address:   Arasan Elaya Raja1*, M Vijayalakshmi2 and Garikapati Devalarao1
1KVSR Siddhartha college of Pharmaceutical sciences, Vijayawada-520 010 India
2Department of Microbiology, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur. India
*Corresponding Author

Chemical constituents and biological activity of plant drug Acorus calamus Linn. (family:Araceae) was reviewed. Different parts of the plant showed the presence of large number of phenyl propanoids, sesquiterpenes and monoterpenes as well as xanthone glycosides, flavones, lignans, steroids and inorganic constituents. It is also reported to possess insecticidal, larvicidal, antibacterial, mutagenic, cytotoxic, hepatoprotective, anticonvulsant,neuroleptic,smooth muscle relaxant and smooth muscle stimulant activity.
Acorus calamus, Chemical constituents, Biological Activity.
Arasan Elaya Raja, M Vijayalakshmi, Garikapati Devalarao. Acorus calamus linn. : Chemistry and Biology. Research J. Pharm. and Tech.2(2): April.-June.2009,;Page 256-261.
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