A REVIEW ARTICLE OF PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES AND BIOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM

Abstract: A wide variety of medicinal plants have been traditionally used for treating inflammation ulcers and different pathological conditions . Calophyllum inophyllum (Clusiaceae) is a littoral tree of the tropics, occurring above the high-tide mark along sea coasts of northern Australia and extending throughout Southeast Asia and southern India. It is used in traditional medicine against,bacterial infections, inflammation,and cosmetic purposes. Phytochemical isolations of leaves, stem bark, and seed oil have confirmed the existence of several coumarins, xanthones and triterpenes which have a wide biological activity against bacteria, protozoa,The aim of this review is to provide the general characteristics of C.inophyllum, the most common traditional uses, and its phytochemical constituents. It also gives a review mainly on the biological activities of C.inophyllum and some of their compounds isolated, pharmacological actions and medicinal applications.

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[Silpa Sundur, Dr. B. Shrivastava, Dr. Pankaj Sharma, Solomon Sunder Raj,V.L.Jayasekhar (2014); A REVIEW ARTICLE OF PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES AND BIOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (12). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

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