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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 1640-1648
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2017.604.200


Biological Morphology and Ethano-Pharmocological Importance of Calotropis Species-A Review
Navdeep Ranjan*, Sushil Kumar Singh and Chandrawati Kumari
Department of Biotechnology, A.N. College, Patna, (Magadh University), Bihar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Calotropis a medicinal plant of family Asclepiadaceae has been utilized in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and many other traditional systems to cure diseases. There are two common species of Calotropis viz. Calotropis gigantean (Linn.) R.Br. and Calotropis procera (Ait.) R.Br. Calotropis gigantea called Swetarka and Calotropis procera called Raktarka. Secondary metabolites of Calotropis have well known pharmaceutical and therapeutic applications. Chemical constituents of plants such as alkoloids, steroid, terpenoids, resin, glycosides, carbohydrates, etc are reported in Ayurvedic literature. This present review enumerates the morphology and ethno pharmacology utilization of C. procera and C. gigantea for the treatment of various human ailments. This plant has been known to possesses antibacterial activity, anti- inflammatory activity, schizontocidal activity, anti larvicidal activity, antioxidant activity, skin disease, jaundice, leucoderma, eczema, ulcer, piles, dysentery, dropsy, ring worm, removing thorn from body, elephantiasis and leprosy and other miscellaneous activities.


Keywords: Calotropis, Ethano- pharmacology, Morphology.
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Navdeep Ranjan, Sushil Kumar Singh and Chandrawati Kumari. 2017. Biological Morphology and Ethano – Pharmocological Importance of Calotropis Species- A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 1640-1648. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2017.604.200