2018, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part BPages: 85-88
A cardio protective medicinal plant Terminalia arjuna: evidence from the traditional medicine and recent research
Dr. Md. Obydul Hoq
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Terminalia arjuna Roxb. An important medicinal plant of Bangladesh, used in various indigenous system of medicine. This review has been conducted to pile up information that is available in different scientific literatures. It is observed that a large number of phytochemical components have been obtained from the plant e.g. arjunin, arjunetin, gallic acid, terminic acid, pyrocatechols, luteolin, β-sitosterol, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper and these components exhibit various medicinal and pharmacological activities such as anti-mutagenic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiatherosclerotic, anti-diabetic etc. The present comprehensive update review is therefore, an effort to give detailed information on phytochemical and pharmacological studies of T. arjuna Roxb. And this information will help the researchers to carry out research on this pharmaceutically important medicinal plant.