Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2006 / Article

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Volume 3 |Article ID 615675 | https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nel018

Subha Rastogi, Dinesh K. Kulshreshtha, Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat, "Streblus asper Lour. (Shakhotaka): A Review of its Chemical, Pharmacological and Ethnomedicinal Properties", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 3, Article ID 615675, 6 pages, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nel018

Streblus asper Lour. (Shakhotaka): A Review of its Chemical, Pharmacological and Ethnomedicinal Properties

Received20 Dec 2005
Accepted16 Mar 2006

Abstract

Streblus asper Lour is a small tree found in tropical countries, such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. Various parts of this plant are used in Ayurveda and other folk medicines for the treatment of different ailments such as filariasis, leprosy, toothache, diarrhea, dysentery and cancer. Research carried out using different in vitro and in vivo techniques of biological evaluation support most of these claims. This review presents the botany, chemistry, traditional uses and pharmacology of this medicinal plant.

Copyright © 2006 Subha Rastogi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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