Symplocos racemosa roxb

Author(s): R.Vadivu, K.S.Lakshmi

Symplcos racemosa Roxb (Symplococaceae) known as Lodhra is a popular ayurvedic remedy for the treatment of various disordersmainly in the treatment of gynecological problems. The root, bark and leaves of this plant is traditionally used for the treatment of leprosy, liver complaints, uterine disorders, diarrhoea, dysentery and also in opthalmia and conjunctivitis etc. The plant is rich in triterpenoids and various phytochemical constituents like phenols, steroids have been isolated from this plant. This review summarizes the list of phytochemical compounds isolated over the past few decades and pharmacological activities in recent years.

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