Extensive research on natural medicine provides substantial evidence on safety of phytochemical thus it has been accepted worldwide to use natural product in management of chronic diseases. Flame of forest (Butea monosperma) belonging to family fabaceae, is rich in valuable secondary metabolites. Flavonoids are among the important key ingredient found in almost all medicinal plant and have tremendous effect in many diseases and thus are used in traditional system of medicine like Arurveda since many years. Butin, Butrin, isobutrin and butein are most important flavonoids found in abundance in flower and bark of B. monosperma. In this review we have focused on the four flavonoids and their biological importance. They are primarily used as anti-cancerous agent, apoptotic factor, anti-inflammatory agent, sensitizer, antibacterial, protein synthesis inducer, immuno-modulatory agent and a potent signal transducer.
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Shweta Singh Chauhan, Pramod Kumar Mahish. Flavonoids of the flame of forest- Butea monosperma. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2020; 13(11):5647-5653. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00984.1
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