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Author(s): P Sharma, R Shrivastava, MG Roymon

Email(s): education63@live.com

Address: Govt. V.Y.TP.G. Autonomous College, Durg, India
St. Thomas College, Bhilai - 490 024, India.

Published In:   Volume - 29,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2016


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Sharma, Shrivastava and Roymon (2016). An Overview on Medicinal Properties of Senna alata. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(1), pp.192.



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An Overview on Medicinal Properties of Senna alata

P Sharma, R Shrivastava and MG Roymon

Govt. V.Y.TP.G. Autonomous College, Durg, India

St. Thomas College, Bhilai - 490 024, India

Corresponding author email: education63@live.com

[Received 31 December 2015, accepted 29 January 2016]

Abstract: Plants produce large amount of drugs comprising to different groups such as antispasmodic, anti nauseant, anti- cancer, antimicrobials etc. A huge number of the plants are claimed to acquire the antibiotic properties in the traditional system and are also used widely by the tribal people worldwide. Interest has also been highlighted to the antimicrobial properties of plants and their metabolites due to the increasingprevalence of drug resistant pathogens of clinical importance. Medicinal plants have their natural ability to resist pathogenic microorganisms and this led to investigate their mechanism of action and isolation of active compounds.Here we have selected an important medicinal plant,Sennaalata (family Caesalpinaceae; local name, Dadmardan or Hinglaj) is an ornamental shrub which is distributed throughout India and grows well in forest area. Sennaalata is an underutilized shrub in Chhattisgarh region. This plant is known to contain various phytochemicals and possess biological activity against a number of diseases which reveals the need of future research with Sennaalata.

Keywords: Sennaalata, Antimicrobial activity, Medicinal plant, Phytochemical



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