Suchitra Naidu T., Emmanuel S., Sheeba Rani M.
Suchitra Naidu T.1*, Emmanuel S.2 , Sheeba Rani M.3
1Dept of Biotechnology, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, Guntur.
2Department of Agriculture Science, Loyola Academy, Old Alwal, Secunderabad – 500 010.A P, India.
3Researcher, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Secunderabad, AP
Volume - 6,
Issue - 6,
Year - 2013
Ichnocarpus frutescens L (Apocynaceae), is a large, branched climbing shrub with white latex in all its parts. It is an important medicinal plant found throughout India. Tribes in India use it as a substitute for sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus) in the treatment of atrophy, convulsions, cough, delirium, dysentery, measles, splenomegaly, tuberculosis, tumour, diabetes, antipyretic, diaphrotic, demulcent and in skin diseases. Phytochemical screening of the plant reports compounds such as flavonoids, triterpenes, phytosterol, glycosides and other phenolic compounds. Pharmacological study reveals hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anti inflammatory, analgesic, antidiabetic and antitumour activity of various parts of the plant.
Cite this article:
Suchitra Naidu T., Emmanuel S., Sheeba Rani M. A Phytopharmacological review on Ichnocarpus frutescens L. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 6(6): June 2013; Page 607-609.