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Scholars Academic Journal of Pharmacy | Volume-3 | Issue-02
Phytopharmacological Review of Plumeria species
Shinde P. R, Patil P. S., Bairagi V. A
Published: Feb. 28, 2014 | 139 956
DOI: 10.36347/sajp
Pages: 217-227
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Abstract
The various species of Plumeria are known to have medicinal properties and have a long history of use by indigenous and tribal people in India. The medicinal value of this Plumeria species in the treatment of a large number of human ailments is mentioned in Ayurveda, Charaka Samhita, and Sushrita Samhita. For millennia, the Indian population has depended mainly upon plant based crude drugs for a variety of ailments. This alternative system of medicine is gaining increasing popularity worldwide. Plumeria species are widely used as a purgative, remedy for diarrhea, cure of itch, bronchitis, cough, asthma, fever bleeding piles, dysentery, blood disorders and tumors etc. Today it is a challenge for scientists to provide efficient, safe and cheap medications. In this scenario Plumeria can be an exclusive medicine which is widely available throughout our country. The present review gives an account of updated information of the botanical, phytochemical and pharmacology aspects of Plumeria species.