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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  10

Year :  2012

Pages :   1260-1263

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Aphanamixis polystachya: An Overview

Address:   Saba Shaikh*, Ravi Dubey, Mrs. Swati Dhande, Dr. Y.M Joshi and Dr. Vilasrao J. Kadam
Department of Pharmacology, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy, Sector 8, C.B.D., Belapur, Navi Mumbai 400614, Maharashtra, India.
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Aphanamixis polystachya (pithraj or amoorarohituka) belong to Family Meliaceae (Neem Family) tree is deciduous and native to India, growing to 20-30 meter tall. It is one of the herb mentioned in all ancient Ayurveda. Different parts of the plant showed the presence of terpene, beta sitosterol, alkaloid, glycoside, saponin, polystachin, chromon, triglyceride and flavonoids. Various studies indicate that it possesses anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, anti-tumor antioxidant,cytotoxicacivity various parts of the plant are used in Indian traditional medicine because of their hepatoprotective, anti-bacterial, anthelmintic and anti-rheumatic properties. The bark is acrid, depurative and acts as urinary astringent.
Aphanamixis polystachya, Amoorarohituka, pithraj, Chemical constituent, pharmacological activity.
Saba Shaikh, Ravi Dubey, Swati Dhande, Y.M Joshi, Vilasrao J. Kadam. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Aphanamixis polystachya: An Overview. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 5(10): October 2012; Page 1260-1263.
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