PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF THE MEDICINAL PLANT GLYCOSMIS PENTAPHYLLA CORREA- REVIEW
*John Thomas and B. R. Balakrishnan
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Medicinal plants are a pool of biologically active compounds with therapeutic properties that over time have been stated and used by diverse groups of people for treatment of various diseases. Glycosmispentaphylla Correa belongs to Rutaceae family. It is commonly known as Orange berry (English). This review presents a detailed survey of the literature on various traditional uses and pharmacological properties of G. pentaphylla. The plant has a long history of usage in traditional medicine against various illnesses around the world. In Ayurvedic and other traditional medicinal practices the plant G. pentaphylla has been used against diseases like ailing complaints, cough, worms, jaundice, fever, inflammation, rheumatism, anaemia and vermifuge. Phytochemicals like alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenes and sterols have been isolated. Important pharmacological activities such as hepatoprotective, antiinflammatory, anti-tumors, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-viral, antiulcer, chemo protective and antiseptic properties were shown by researchers. This study will be support for further inquiries of the pharmacological activity onvarious parts of G. pentaphylla.