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Herbal medicines are getting more importance in the treatment of various diseases like diabetes, cancer and hepatic disorder etc. In ayurvedic system of medicine in India the extract of the herbal plants is used as a medicine to reduce the hazardous adverse effects of the drugs. Abroma augusta Linn f. is one of such ayurvedic remedy that has been mentioned in many Indian medicinal literatures. This article discusses about the medicinal values of Abroma augusta Linn f. In this communication, we reviewed the pharmacological and phytochemistry of Abroma augusta Linn f. and its application in the treatment of various ailments like the root parts of plants are used as a uterine tonic and an emmenogogue, dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, sterility and other menstrual disorder powdered roots act as an abortification, and antifertility agent. Leaves are useful in treating uterine disorder diabetes, rheumatic pains of joints and headache with sinusitis. Leaves and stem are demulcent and an infusion of fresh leaves and stems in cold water is very efficacious in gonorrhea. The major constituents of the plants are alkaloids, abromine, sterol, friedelin, abromasterol, taraxeryl acetate, taraxerol β-sitosterol. This review discusses the investigation made by various workers related to chemical constituents, pharmacological action and toxicological studies of this plant since years till date.
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Author(s): Babita gupta Satish nayak and Sarita solanki
Abroma augusta, cultivation and Phytochemistry.