KALANCHOE PINNATA : PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROFILE

  • Seema V. Pattewar Sanjivani Institute of Pharmacy and Research, Kopargaon (MS)
Keywords: Analgesic, antimicrobial, immunomodulator

Abstract

The main objective of this review is to provide advance information for the drug discovery research from the divine herb Kalanchoe pinnata, which contains a wide range of active compounds, including alkaloids, triterpenes, glycosides, flavonoids, steroids, bufadienolides, lipids and organic acids. The pharmacological studies are reviewed and discussed, focussing on activities as immunomodulator, CNS depressant, analgesic, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, antiallergic, antianaphylactic, antileishmanial, antitumorous, antiulcerous, antibacterial, antifungal, antihistamine, antiviral, febrifuge, gastroprotective, immunosuppressive, insecticidal, muscle relaxant, sedative, anticancer. Now it becomes endangered plant which needs to be conserved as well as explored for its significant green chemistry.

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Author Biography

Seema V. Pattewar, Sanjivani Institute of Pharmacy and Research, Kopargaon (MS)
Department of Pharmaceutics,
Published
2012-03-20
Section
Review Article