International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.140252

Pages: 114-117

Author: R. Vijaya Bharathi, S. Nandhini *, K. Nithya, R. Nithyapriya, D. Tamilarasan

Abstract: Corallaria parvifolia is a medium-sized deciduous tree up to 15 m high and is native to India and Malaysia. It is a well-known plant used in traditional medicine for its broad therapeutical activities. These uses motivated several researchers and scholars to study its chemical composition and pharmacological activities, mainly in seeds, leaves and barks. It has been planted extensively throughout the tropics as an ornamental and has become naturalised in many countries. The phytochemical screening revealed various secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, anthraquinones, tannins, flavonoids, steroids, coumarins, triterpenoids, polyphenols, saponins, polysaccharides and glycosides. Similarly, experimental studies of this plant have shown numerous pharmacological activities such as anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, antiherpetic, antiemetic, antidiarrheal, anthelmintic, antihypertensive, antifungal, CNS depressant and anticonvulsant and proteinase inhibitor. This review summarises the stupendous therapeutic potential of Corallaria parvifolia that should be explored, opening new perspectives and approaches for future researchers and developing new products. This review will satisfy the needs of researchers for their future research activities.

Keyword: Corallaria parvifolia, traditional medicine, chemical composition, phytochemistry, secondary metabolites, pharmacological activities.