alexa Cassia occidentalis L.: a review on its ethnobotany, phytochemical and pharmacological profile.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Yadav JP, Arya V, Yadav S, Panghal M, Kumar S,

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Abstract Cassia occidentalis L. is an annual or perennial Ayurvedic plant which is used in several traditional medicines to cure various diseases. This weed has been known to possess antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anticancerous, antimutagenic and hepatoprotective activity. A wide range of chemical compounds including achrosin, aloe-emodin, emodin, anthraquinones, anthrones, apigenin, aurantiobtusin, campesterol, cassiollin, chryso-obtusin, chrysophanic acid, chrysarobin, chrysophanol, chrysoeriol etc. have been isolated from this plant. The presented review summarizes the information concerning the botany, ethnopharmacologyquery, phytochemistry, biological activity and toxicity of the C.occidentalis plant. (c) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This article was published in Fitoterapia and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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