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Scholars Academic Journal of Pharmacy | Volume-3 | Issue-02
A Pharmacognostic and pharmacological overview on Bombax ceiba
Verma Rameshwar, Devre Kishor, GangradeTushar ,Gore Siddharth, Gour Sudarshan
Published: Feb. 28, 2014 | 140 284
DOI: 10.36347/sajp
Pages: 100-107
Bombax ceiba is commonly known as silk cotton tree and semal which belongs to family Bombacaceae. Bombax ceiba is an important medicinal plant of tropical and subtropical India. Its medicinal usage has been reported in the traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. It has wide range of medicinal and pharmacological application. It is used in tradition system of medicine and exibits diuretic, dysenteric, emetic, diarrhoeal, Wounds, Acne, skin blemish and pigmentation, Cold and cough. It has many pharmacological activities like In-vitro Anti-inflammatory, Anti-diabetic, Anti-obesity, Hypotensive, Antioxidant, Antiangiogenic, Antimicrobial, Cytotoxicity, Aphrodisiac and Antipyretic. This paper provides an overview on pharmacological, phytochemical properties and therapeutic benefits of the plant.