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Published on:17th May 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(9):304–310
Review Article | doi:Nill

Oroxylum indicum: A Review


Authors and affiliation (s):

Lawania Rahul Dev, Mishra Anurag, Gupta Rajiv*

Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy Babu Banarasi Das National Institute of Technology & Management Dr. Akhilesh Das Nagar, Lucknow 227 105 (U.P.) India

Abstract:

Oroxylum indicum (Bignoniaceae), also known as Sonapatha or Shyonaka is commonly used herbal medicine in Ayurvedic system. Roots, leaves and stems of Oroxylum indicum have been used as a single drug or as a component of certain compound drug preparations in the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine for treatment of various disorders as well as used as a tonic and Rasayana drug. It contains flavonoids like chrysine, baicalein and Oroxylin-A. Various studies indicated that sonapatha possesses anticancer, antioxidant, hepatoprotective and immunomodulaory properties mainly. Various other effects like antibacterial, analgesic and gastro-protective properties of sonapatha have also been reported. It is a tree that is found generally in damp region. In the present review an attempt has been made to compile and critically analyse various published reports on Oroxylum indicum.

Key words: Oroxylum indicum, Ayurveda, anticancer

 

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