A Review on Pharmacological Activities of Calotropis Procera

  • Rohit P Mali Department of Pharmacognosy, Pravara Rural college of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar, Tal- Rahata Dist-Ahmednagar, India.
  • Priya S Rao Department of Pharmacognosy, Pravara Rural college of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar, Tal- Rahata Dist-Ahmednagar, India.
  • R. S. Jadhav Department of Pharmacognosy, Pravara Rural college of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar, Tal- Rahata Dist-Ahmednagar, India.

Abstract

The plant Calotropis procera  (Aiton) Dryand belong to the Apocynaceae family it is popularly known as “Rui” in Marathi, “ Mudar” in hindi other common name include Rubber Bush, Apple of sodom. (India & Pakistan). The bark and leaves are known to show wound healing, shows anti-Hyperglycemic effect, Analgesic, Anti pyretic, neuromuscular blocking activity, Purgative, anti-cancer activities. The phytochemistry of plant reveals presence of triterpenoids, flavonoids, cardiac glycosides, cardenolides, anthocyanins, α-amyrin, β-amyrin, lupeol, β-sitosterol, flavanols, mudarine, resins, a powerful bacteriolytic enzyme calactin, a nontoxic proteolytic enzyme calotropin, and a wax was isolated from the heartwood of Calotropis procera. The present review focuses on pharmacological activities of Calotropis procera.


Keywords:  Calotropis procera, anti- Hyperglycemic effect, wound healing, pharmacological activities.

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Author Biographies

Rohit P Mali, Department of Pharmacognosy, Pravara Rural college of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar, Tal- Rahata Dist-Ahmednagar, India.

Department of Pharmacognosy, Pravara Rural college of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar, Tal- Rahata Dist-Ahmednagar, India.

Priya S Rao, Department of Pharmacognosy, Pravara Rural college of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar, Tal- Rahata Dist-Ahmednagar, India.

Department of Pharmacognosy, Pravara Rural college of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar, Tal- Rahata Dist-Ahmednagar, India.

R. S. Jadhav, Department of Pharmacognosy, Pravara Rural college of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar, Tal- Rahata Dist-Ahmednagar, India.

Department of Pharmacognosy, Pravara Rural college of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar, Tal- Rahata Dist-Ahmednagar, India.

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Mali, R. P., Rao, P. S., & Jadhav, R. S. (2019). A Review on Pharmacological Activities of Calotropis Procera. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 9(3-s), 947-951. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v9i3-s.2870