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Title: Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth. — An overview
Authors: Saini, Sangita
Kaur, Harmeet
Verma, Bharat
Ripudaman
Singh, S K
Keywords: Kigelia
Kigelia africana
Kigelia pinnata
Cucumber tree
Sausage tree
Balmkheera
Isopinnatal
Kigelin
Chemical constituents
Medicinal properties
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.8 — A61K 8/97, A61K 36/18, A61P 1/12, A61P 17/00, A61P 25/00, A61P 29/00, A61P 31/00, A61P 33/00, A61P 35/00, A61P 39/06
Abstract: Our world harbours a rich source of medicinal plants which are used in treatment of wide range of diseases. The present review highlights the traditional uses, chemical constituents and pharmacological properties of Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth. syn. K. pinnata (Jacq.) DC. This plant has great potential to be developed as drug by pharmaceutical industries but before recommending its use in modern system of medicine, clinical trials are to be done.
Page(s): 190-197
ISSN: 0972-592X
Source:NPR Vol.8(2) [March-April 2009]

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