Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part A (2019)
Allamanda cathartica Linn. Apocynaceae: A mini review
Author(s): Chandreyi Ghosh, Labani Hazra, Sudip Kumar Nag, Sayantan Sil, Alolika Dutta, Swagata Biswas, Maitrayee Biswas, Pranabesh Ghosh and Sirshendu Chatterjee
Abstract: Allamanda cathartica Linn. (Family –Apocynaceae) is a perennial shrub, found in various parts of the world. The common name of the plant is Golden Trumpet flower, and in Bengali, it is known as Harkakra. The plant is also known to deal with heat and different toxic products; it activates blood circulation and diuresis. It works well against snake bite. In traditional medicinal practices, the plant is used to cure skin infection, cold and cough, and various other inflammations. The plant possesses various secondary metabolite substances like flavonoids, polyphenols, iridoids, tannins, and alkaloids. Various pharmacological studies concluded some notable bioactivities of the plant such as anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, wound healing, etc. This review aims to explain the overviews of the various uses and prospects as well as agricultural, taxonomical, phytochemical, pharmacological, and toxicological areas of the Allamanda cathartica.
How to cite this article:
Chandreyi Ghosh, Labani Hazra, Sudip Kumar Nag, Sayantan Sil, Alolika Dutta, Swagata Biswas, Maitrayee Biswas, Pranabesh Ghosh, Sirshendu Chatterjee. Allamanda cathartica Linn. Apocynaceae: A mini review. Int J Herb Med 2019;7(4):29-33.