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Retrospect of Ormocarpum sennoides (Willd.) DC: a boon to phytomedicine
Sukasini, S.; Bhargav Iyer, M.; Sakthi Priyadarsini, S.; Kumar, P.R. (2015). Retrospect of Ormocarpum sennoides (Willd.) DC: a boon to phytomedicine. Glob. J. Res. Med. Plants Indig. Med. 4(10): 203-208
In: Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants and Indigenous Medicine: Koppa. ISSN 2277-4289, more

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Author keywords
    Bone-Knit, Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Ormocarpum sennoides, Elumbotti

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  • Sukasini, S.
  • Bhargav Iyer, M.
  • Sakthi Priyadarsini, S.
  • Kumar, P.R.

Abstract
    Numerous wild and cultivated plants play a very vital role among the tribal healing medical practices and their interrelationship has evolved over generations of experience and practice. Ormocarpum sennoides (Willd.) DC (Family: Fabaceae) commonly known as Elumbotti in Tamil language is extremely efficacious in mending bone fractures but at present its use is known only to a handful of villagers. It contains an array of chemical constituents including alkaloids, steroids, flavonoids, tannins and glycosides. It possesses antioxidant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antifungal and antifertility activity and this review highlights the folklore therapy and research works carried out on Ormocarpum sennoides to bring into light its ethnic importance.

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