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Published on:10th sep 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(14):33-38

Phyto-Pharmacology of Caralluma Adscendens Roxb: A Review

Authors and affiliation (s):

Tambe Dipak A.*, Chaudhari Tejal B, Chaudhari Sanjay R.

Tambe Dipak A.*, M. Pharm Student, Department of Pharmacognosy, Amrutvahini College of Pharmacy, Sangamner, Dist- Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.


Many herbal remedies have been employed in various medicinal systems for the treatment and management of various diseases. The plant Caralluma adscendens has been used in different system of traditional medication for the treatment of disease and aliments of human being. It is reported to contain various glycosides, flavonoids and steroids. It has been reported as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, analgesic, anti ulcers, antibacterial, hypoglycemic activities. There are also reports available for traditional uses of this plant for its dermatitis, anti-obesity, as a bloat, wound healing activities. Many isolated constituents from Caralluma adscendens lack the reports of pharmacological activities, which support its further pharmacological activities.

Key words: Caralluma adscendens, Phytochemistry, Pharmacological activities.


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