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A Review on Cassia alata Pharmacological, Traditional and Medicinal Aspects

Ranjanie Dewia, Yuhanis Firzaa, Mohammed Ali Nashiryb, Fouad Saleih R. Al-Suedeaa*, Aman Shah AbdulMajidc

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Australian Herbal Insight 1(4) 016-021 https://doi.org/10.25163/ahi.110005

Submitted: 02 November 2018  Revised: 24 December 2018  Published: 26 January 2019 

Based on several scientific studies and review articles on Cassia alata species, this plant may suggest a gigantic biological potential.

Abstract

Herbalism has a long custom of utilization outside of conventional medication. It is winding up more standard as enhancements in examination and quality control alongside propels in clinical research demonstrate the estimation of natural medication in the treating and averting illness. World Health Organization has detailed that over 60% of individuals are relying upon traditional medication. Plants had been utilized for therapeutic purposes well before any history were even created. Herbal medicines are one sort of dietary supplement. They are sold as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts, and new or dried plants. This article focuses to enhance and prepare a comprehensive review on pharmacological, medicinal and traditional value of Cassia alata plant. Cassia species are outstanding plant broadly dispersed in India and other tropical nations. Diverse parts of the plant (leaves, seed, and root) are presumed for their medicinal values. Several chemical compounds such as anthraquinone glycosides, naphthopyrone glycosides, phenolic compounds, flavonoids etc. have been isolated from this plant and well recognized traditional medicine as laxative and is effective for treatment of leprosy, ringworm infection, ophthalmic, skin diseases and liver disorders. The pharmacological, medicinal and traditional value reported in present review to confirm the therapeutic value of Cassia species to different developing countries. Therefore, this review may provide the compiled information which will guide to develop the novel agent for various disorders from Cassia species. Based on several scientific studies and review articles on Cassia alata species, this plant may suggest a gigantic biological potential.

Key wordsCassia alata, pharmacology, traditional medicine

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