Nyctanthes arbortristis an Important Medicinal Plant of Madhya Pradesh State - A Review 

Ruchita Shrivastava1*, Ajay Kumar Bharadwaj2

1Deptt. Of Biotechnology, Institute for Excellence in higher education, Bhopal- 462016, MP, India

2N.M.B. Govt. College, Hoshangabad- 461001, MP, India  

Received: 08-Jun-2018 , Accepted: 16-Nov-2018

Keywords: Nyctanthes arbortristis, Medicinal properties Phytoconstituents

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Shrivastava , Bharadwaj AK Nyctanthes arbortristis an Important Medicinal Plant of Madhya Pradesh State - A Review.UKJPB. 2018; 6(6): 10-15.  

Abstract

Medicinal plants are being widely used either as single drug or in combination for health care system. Nyctanthes arbortristis commonly known as night jasmine or Harshringar is an important medicinal plant mainly used in Ayurveda. It is one of the oldest system of medicines uses plants and their extracts for the treatment and management of various diseases. It has been reported as useful in sciatica, arthritis, fever, asthma, diabetes, cancer, etc. Plants contain various phytoconstituents belonging to the categories of glycosides, alkaloids, essential oils, tannins etc. Several studies are being carried towards its activities like antibacterial, antifungal, immunomodulatory, antipyretic, antioxidant and hepatoprotective properties. With all these potential benefits, this review is carried out to explore the hidden potential and its uses. This review explores the published scientific literature to compile all the traditional and scientific data of Nyctanthes arbortristis.