A PHARMACOLOGICAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL REVIEW OF CERBERA ODOLLAM A PLANT WITH SIGNIFICANT ETHNOMEDICINAL VALUE
Md. Siddiqul Islam* and Zebunnesa Ahmed
Herbal and folklore medicines are achieving popularity throughout the world due to its safety. Herbal medicines also have nutritional value therefore; it is now the most popular choice for their pharmacological activities too. Climate and geographical factors of Bangladesh made it vast sources of herbal medicines. The availability and cost-effectiveness of traditional medicines has also played an important role to make it a popular drug of choice among developing countries like Bangladesh. In Bangladesh people are using plants to treat various diseases. In this current review, we have gone through an extensive literature search to find out botanical data, chemical constituent and pharmacological activities in scientific researches of Cerbera odollam. The featured plant of this review articles revealed various activities. We intend to do this literature review to find out the potential scientific value of this plant to justify its traditional uses. We hope, this study will help the researchers to find out potential drugs in the future according to their pharmacological studies.
Keywords: Herbal medicine; Cerbera odollam; Pharmacological; Phytochemical.
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