International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Botany | India | Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014

Cassia fistula Linn as a Golden Drug in Ethnomedicine - A Review

Dr. Anilkumar K. K.

Abstract: Cassia fistula, commonly known as the Golden shower Tree or Indian Laburnum, is a widely recognized medicinal plant with a rich history of traditional use in various indigenous healing systems. This review article provided a comprehensive overview of the medicinal uses of Cassia fistula, summarizing the phytochemical composition and pharmacological properties that make it a valuable resource in the field of natural medicine. The review begins by discussing the botanical characteristics of Cassia fistula, providing insights in to its distribution and cultivation, along with a focus on the various parts of the plant used for medicinal purposes. It then delves into the phytochemical constituents found in Cassia fistula, highlighting its secondary metabolites, such as anthraquinones, flavonoids, saponins, and phenolic compounds, which are responsible for its therapeutic effects. The article explores the wide range of pharmacological activities associated with Cassia fistula, including its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, and immunomodulatory properties. It also discusses potential mechanisms of action underlying its therapeutic effects, shedding light on the pathways and targets affected by its bioactive compounds. The review highlights the importance of standardized extraction and formulation methods to ensure consistent and effective medicinal products derived from Cassia fistula. The rich phytochemical composition and proven pharmacological properties make this plant a promising candidate for further research and development of natural therapeutic agents.

Keywords: Cassia fistula, anticancer, antidiabetic, laxative

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014,

Pages: 3231 - 3233

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