Phyto-pharmacological review of Calotropis procera – A natures drug house in tropical countries

Document Type: Review article

Authors

1 Department of Applied Chemistry, Sardar Bhagwan Singh University, Balawala, Dehradun, India,.

2 Department of Applied Chemistry, Sardar Bhagwan Singh University, Balawala, Dehradun, India, 248100;

3 Department of Applied Chemistry, Sardar Bhagwan Singh University, Balawala, Dehradun, India.

4 Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Sardar Bhagwan Singh University, Balawala, Dehradun, India.

Abstract

Background & Aim: The use of traditional medicine and medicinal plants in most developing countries, as a normative basis for the maintenance of good health, has been widely observed. In the last century, approximately 121 pharmaceutical products have been discovered based on the information obtained from the traditional healers. In the present study, we thoroughly investigated the phyto-pharmacological potential of Calotropis procera which is extremely effective as medicine and its phyto-constituents show strong antioxidant properties.
Results: The world health organization has estimated that world population of about 80 % from developing countries depends on herbal medicine for their basic health care needs. Calotropis procera is an important drug of Ayurvedic medicine and researchers are exploring the therapeutic potential of this plant. Calotropis is a plant with excellent medicinal properties which is used for curing different human ailments.
Recommended applications/industries: The present review article provides a viewpoint on phytopharmacological potential of Calotropis procera which could be beneficial for future research on development of better and economically superior therapeutic agents.

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Article Title [Persian]

بررسی شیمی - داروئی Calotropis procera - یک داروی خانگی طبیعی در کشورهای گرمسیری

Authors [Persian]

  • ورشا پارکا 1
  • نور فاطما 2
  • دیپاک کومار 3
  • الوک میتانی 3
  • سانتوش کومار کارن 4
1 گروه شیمی کاربردی ، دانشگاه سردار باگوان سینگ ، بالاوالا ، دهردون ، هند.
2 گروه شیمی کاربردی ، دانشگاه سردار باگوان سینگ ، بالاوالا ، دهردون ، هند.
3 گروه شیمی کاربردی ، دانشگاه سردار باگوان سینگ ، بالاوالا ، دهردون ، هند.
4 گروه بیوشیمی و بیوتکنولوژی ، دانشگاه سردار باگوان سینگ ، بالاوالا ، دهردون ، هند.
Abstract [Persian]

Background & Aim: The use of traditional medicine and medicinal plants in most developing countries, as a normative basis for the maintenance of good health, has been widely observed. In the last century, approximately 121 pharmaceutical products have been discovered based on the information obtained from the traditional healers. In the present study, we thoroughly investigated the phyto-pharmacological potential of Calotropis procera which is extremely effective as medicine and its phyto-constituents show strong antioxidant properties.
Results: The world health organization has estimated that world population of about 80 % from developing countries depends on herbal medicine for their basic health care needs. Calotropis procera is an important drug of Ayurvedic medicine and researchers are exploring the therapeutic potential of this plant. Calotropis is a plant with excellent medicinal properties which is used for curing different human ailments.
Recommended applications/industries: The present review article provides a viewpoint on phytopharmacological potential of Calotropis procera which could be beneficial for future research on development of better and economically superior therapeutic agents.

Keywords [Persian]

  • Calotropis procera
  • Phyto-constituents
  • Pharmacological activity
  • Latex
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