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A PHARMACOGNOSY STUDY OF WRIGHTIA TINCTORIA PLANT

Zaseem Khan*, Imtiyaz Ansari and Dr. Vanita Kanase

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Wrightia tinctora is a tree widely used by the peoples of Tamil Nadu as a traditional medicine for pain and inflammations. Latex form the plant especially from leaves is directly applied on inflammation. This plant is very closely related to other species of Wrightia and hence pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical studies of wrightia tinctoria leaves were carried. Chemical constituents of the leaves of Wrightia tinctoria Species were reported to have triterpenoid constitutes as well as cycloartenone, cycloeucalenol, β-amyrin and β- sitosterol. Wrightia tinctoria have been recommended for the treatment of infections of the chest (in asthma). The W.tinctoria plant parts are mixed with Holarrhena which gives antiasthamatic activity.[1]

Keywords: Inflammation, phytochemical, cycloartenone, cycloeucalenol, Holarrhena.


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