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Nyctanthes arbor-tristis: A Wonder Indian Herbal Drug Needs Healthcare Attention

Volume 5 - Issue 3

Reema Srivastava1, Deepali Trivedi1, Gauri Shukla1and Pankaj Srivastava*2

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    • 1Deparment of Botany, Kanoria Mahila Mahavidyalaya, India
    • 2Department of Laparoscopic, Thoracic, Thoracoscopic and VATS Surgeon, Om Surgical Center & Maternity Home, India

    *Corresponding author: Pankaj Srivastava, Department of Laparoscopic, Thoracic, Thoracoscopic & VATS Surgeon, Om Surgical Center & Maternity Home, SA 17/3, P-4, Sri Krishna Nagar, Paharia, Ghazipur Road, Varanasi, UP, PIN-221007, India

Received: May 31, 2018;   Published: June 11, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.05.001199

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Abstract

Researchers have been investigating new active principles from time tested plants which have been used as medicinal remedies through the ages by the native people. Nyctanthus arbor-tristis (NA) Linn. is also very useful traditional medicinal plant of India, which has been cultivated for ornamental use and medicine as well. It is distributed throughout in sub-Himalayan regions and southwards to Godavari. Virtually each part of the plant has some medicinal value and is thus investigated extensively. It has been traditionally used to treat many ailments. We have tried to do a review of the existing literature and to present the entire work in a very comprehensive manner. We have also emphasized that more extensive research is warranted to proper exploration of this wonder medicinal plant as it is very cheap and widely distributed.

Keywords: Nyctanthus; Flavonoids; Phytochemical; Anti-Panosomal; Diuretic; Indian Herb

Abbreviation: PO: Peroral; SC: Subcutaneous; EMCV: Encephalo Myo Carditis Virus; SFV: Semliki Forest Virus; SOD: Superoxide Dismutase; CAT: Catalase; SGPT: Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase; SGOT: Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase

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