A PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEW ON BAUHINIA RACEMOSA
Kanade Akash B.*, Dr. Rao Priya S. and Dr. Jadhav R. S.
The plant Bauhinia racemosa (L) belong to the Leguminosae family it is popularly known as “Apta” in Marathi,
kanchnal” in hindi other common name include mountain ebony & kachnar (India & Pakistan ). The bark and
leaves are known to cure skin disease, throat troubles tumors chronic, dysentery, headache &malaria. The tree is
demonstrated to have anti-oxidant & hepato-protective effect the extract of leaves to show analgesic, antipyretic
anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anthelmintic & Anti-microbial activity as well the tree has antitumor qualities
and is widely used in ayurveda to treat first stage cancer. Chemical constituents such as ß-sitosterol and ß-amyrin
were isolated from stem bark of this plant. Also Five flavonols (kaempferol&quercetin) to cumarins (scopoletin &
scopolin ) were isolated from leaves of the plant stilbene (resveratrol )was isolated from the heartwood of Bauhinia
Keywords: Bauhinia racemosa, Analgesic activity, Antimicrobial Activity.
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