• Ethnobotanical, phytochemical, and pharmacological properties of Cerbera manghas L.

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      Apocynaceae; Cerbera manghas; mangrove; ethnobotany; phytoconstituents; pharmacology

    • Abstract


      In this review article, the ethnobotanical, phytochemical, and pharmacological properties of Cerbera manghasL. (Apocynaceae) are discussed. This plant has applications in traditional folk medicine as analgesic, anticonvulsant,a cardiotonic and for hypotensive activity. Phytoconstituents of this plant are secondarymetabolites like saponins, terpenoids, and alkaloids along with phenolic acids, flavonoids, cardiac glycosides,steroids, iridoids, lignans, and other compounds. The major phytochemical compounds are cardiac glycosidesfollowed by terpenoids and phenolic acids. Again, the leaf has greater types and numbers of phytochemicals,followed by the fruit, seed, stem, and root. The plant also shows many pharmacological activities such asantioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, DNA damage protection, and antimicrobial. This review could helpresearchers in further investigations in these directions.

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      1. Department of Biotechnology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
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  • Journal of Biosciences | News

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