A Review on Brief Study of Calotropis gigantea Linn

  • Divya Negi M. Pharma (Pharmaceutical chemistry), Himalayan Institute of Pharmacy & Research, Atak Farm, P.O.-Rajawala, Via Premnagar, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India
  • Ajay Singh Bisht Associate professor (Pharmaceutical chemistry), Himalayan Institute of Pharmacy & Research, Atak Farm, P.O.-Raja, Via Premnagar, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India

Abstract

Calotropis gigantea Linn is a popular restorative herb commonly known as milk weed & has been utilized in Indian system of medication. In this review, the systematic position, introduction about the plant, morphological study, phytochemistry and the economical values of the Calotropis gigantea are discussed. It has oval, light green leaves and smooth stem. The plant is growing in a wide range of soils and natural conditions, requiring no cultivation practices.  Various pharmacological activities reported like antioxidant activity, anti-malarial activity, antimicrobial activity, cytotoxic activity, antipyretic activity, anti-asthmatic activity, anti-inflammatory activity, analgesic activity, insecticidal activity, wound healing activity & anti-diarrheal activity.


Keywords: Calotropis gigantea Linn., Pharmacological studies.

Keywords: Calotropis gigantea Linn, Pharmacological studies

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Author Biographies

Divya Negi, M. Pharma (Pharmaceutical chemistry), Himalayan Institute of Pharmacy & Research, Atak Farm, P.O.-Rajawala, Via Premnagar, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India

M. Pharma (Pharmaceutical chemistry), Himalayan Institute of Pharmacy & Research, Atak Farm, P.O.-Rajawala, Via Premnagar, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India

Ajay Singh Bisht, Associate professor (Pharmaceutical chemistry), Himalayan Institute of Pharmacy & Research, Atak Farm, P.O.-Raja, Via Premnagar, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India

Associate professor (Pharmaceutical chemistry), Himalayan Institute of Pharmacy & Research, Atak Farm, P.O.-Raja, Via Premnagar, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India

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Negi D, Bisht AS. A Review on Brief Study of Calotropis gigantea Linn. JDDT [Internet]. 20Sep.2021 [cited 20Oct.2021];11(5):224-8. Available from: https://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/5008