Review Article | Volume: 5, Issue: 8, August, 2015

An insight of pharmacognostic study and phytopharmacology of Aquilaria agallocha

Janey AlamMohd. MujahidBadruddeenMd. Azizur RahmanJuber AkhtarMohmmad KhalidYasmeen JahanAbdul BasitAkhlaque KhanMohd ShawwalShoiab Shadab Iqbal   

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Published:  Aug 28, 2015

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2015.50827
Abstract

Aquilaria agallocha, an important medicinal plant is one of the most widely growing species of the family Thymelaeaceae. It is a precious plant on the earth because of its spacious medicinal properties. The present review provides significant information regarding its phytochemical investigations, pharmacological activities and medicinal properties as a folk medicine to treat several diseases like inflammation, arthritis, vomiting, cardiac disorders, cough, asthma, leprosy, anorexia, headache and gout. The plant has been reported to possess several pharmacological activities such as antinociceptive, antimicrobial, laxative, anti-oxidant, sedative, antihyperglycaemic, thrombolytic, antidiabetic, ulcer protective, anticancerous, antidiarrhoeal, hepatoprotective and CNS activities. Every portion of the plant has beneficial properties that can serve the mankind. The entire plant can be extensively studied for further future prospectives.


Keyword:     Aquilaria agallochapharmacologyphytochemistrytraditional use.


Citation:

Janey Alam, Mohd. Mujahid, Badruddeen, Md. Azizur Rahman, Juber Akhtar, Mohmmad Khalid, Yasmeen Jahan, Abdul Basit, Akhlaque Khan, Mohd Shawwal, Shoiab Shadab Iqbal. An insight of pharmacognostic study and phytopharmacology of Aquilaria agallocha. J App Pharm Sci, 2015; 5 (08): 173-181.

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