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PHARMACOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES OF AILANTHUS EXCELSA ROXB. Neetu Jamwal, Priyanka Thakur, Sunil Kumar, AC Rana, Dinesh Kumar

PHARMACOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES OF AILANTHUS EXCELSA ROXB.

Neetu Jamwal, Priyanka Thakur, Sunil Kumar, AC Rana, Dinesh Kumar

International Journal of Natural Product Science 2012: Spl Issue 1:152.

Abstract(RBIP-152)

Ailanthus excelsa Roxb is a tree belonging to family simaroubaceae, indigenous to central and southern India. Commonly it is known as a plant of Heaven and important medicinal plant widely used in several indigenous systems of medicine for the treatment of various ailments viz. asthma, inflammatory diseases, ulcer and stomach problems, cancer, cardiac and hepatic disorders etc. Present study is aimed to explore the bioactivity and importance of Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. The plant is widely distributed and has long been used in folk medicine for the treatment of various ailments. The plant is strong ethno-pharmacologically as well as proved pharmacologically with wide range of activities. This review article explores the traditional knowledge or claims/ ethno pharmacology, pharmacology and future aspects of this plant. Over many centuries humans have been mining the bounties of nature for discovering new drugs that have been used for the treatment of number of diseases; many such treatments are useful even today as modern day medicine. Emerging evidence also suggests that search is still continuing for harnessing active drugs from nature in combating human illnesses and it also leads the path to search out novel drugs.

Keywords: Ailanthus excelsa, Simaroubaceae, Plant of heaven
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