Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-4393

ISSN Online :  2349-2988


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A Review on Acacia nilotica Linn. and It’s Ethnobotany, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile



Address:   A.K. Meena1, Brijendra Singh2*, Uttam Niranjan2, A.K. Yadav2, A.K. Nagaria2, Kiran, A. Gaurav2 Vertika Gautam2 and R.Singh2
1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala – 147001, Punjab, (India).
2School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shobhit University, Meerut, UP, (India).
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ABSTRACT:
Acacia nilotica (Linn.) Willd. Ex Del., is a medicinal tree, belonging to the Leguminosae family and sub-family Mimosaceae, a moderate sized, spiny, evergreen tree found throughout India, known to be rich in phenolics, consisting of condensed tannin and phlobatannin, gallic acid, (+) catechin, (-) epigallocatechin-7-gallate, and has been used for treatment of viral (colds, bronchitis), bacterial (diarrhoea), amoeboid (dysentery), fungal, bleeding piles and leucoderma diseases. The presented review summarizes the information concerning the botany, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, biological activity and toxicity of the Acacia nilotica Linn.
KEYWORDS:
Acacia nilotica (Linn.), medicinal tree, ethnopharmacology , toxicity .
Cite:
A.K. Meena, Brijendra Singh, Uttam Niranjan, A.K. Yadav, A.K. Nagaria, Kiran, A. Gaurav, Vertika Gautam, R.Singh. A Review on Acacia nilotica Linn. and It’s Ethnobotany, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile. Research J. Science and Tech. 2010; 2(4): 67-71.
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