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NICULA (BARRINGTONIA ACUTANGULA LINN. GAERTN.): A PHYTOPHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEW

Nirmal Kumar*, Shivani Ghildiyal, Anil Kumar Singh

Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Abstract


Medicinal plants are widely used by the traditional medicinal Practitioners for curing various diseases in their day to day practice. A large number of plants are equally used by tribals and folklore tradition in India. Nicula (Barringtonia acutangula (Linn.) Gaertn.) is a medicinal plant which is use in several diseases. It is commonly known as Nicula, Hijjala, Vidul etc. Hijjala is used as a folk medicine as a remedy for diarrhoea, amoebic dysentery, worm infestation and gastrointestinal disorders. Present researches have been evaluated antioxidant, anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic, anthelmintic, hepatoprotective, anti-diarrheal and wormicidal activity in this plant. These research studies support the use of this plant for uman and animal disease therapy and reinforce the importance of the ethno-botanical approach as a potential source of bioactive substances.

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