An overview of Crataeva nurvala Buch-HamAuthor(s): Vijai Lakshmi, Santosh Kumar Agarwal, AbbasAliMahdi
India has rich source of traditional medicine. The utility of medicinal plants have been increased due to their vast chemical biodiversity from the last two decades. Among them Crataeva nurvala Buch-Ham commonly known as Varuna, is a well explored traditional Indian medicinal plant used to treat various ailments. The decoction is prepared from its bark and is widely used in conditions related to urine infection and related problems. It is very widely used in kidney stones and other types of calculi in urinary tract. It also promotes digestion and eases the extra burden on liver. It also relies from pain in abdomen and is also used in gastric related disorders. It also purifies blood. Any kind of infection and worm infestation is treated by varuna. On keeping in mind the multiple bioactivities of the plant pharmacological activities as well as the chemical constituents have been summarized in the present review.