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Phytochemical Studies and In-vitro Anti-Oxidant Activity of Cassia Occidentalis Linn. Leaves (Caesalpiniaceae)

E. Vijay Kumar*, Nimma Rishitha1, Pedamalla Amrutha2, Pochamreddy Sai Jyothika3, Raachineni Geetha4, Ramaji Jasmin5
*Associate Professor, Srinivasa Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Proddatur, A.P.

1,2,3,4,5Srinivasa institute of pharmaceutical sciences, Proddatur, A.P.

Int. J. Curnt. Tren. Pharm, Res., 2024, 12(1): 29-34

Cassia occidentalis Linn. is an important member of plant family Leguminosae. Commonly known as kasundi or Negro coffee, it is generally found growing in India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Australia, United States of America; and many African countries. Its roots, leaves, flowers, and pods contain anthraquinones either in the free form or as glycosides. Pharmacological investigations have revealed the presence of several activities – antioxidant, analgesic, antipyretic, anti- inflammatory, hepatoprotective, antimalarial, antidiabetic, anticancer and antidepressant activities. This plant is also an ingredient of a commercially available formulation (Liv-52 produced by Himalaya Drugs, India) and used in treatment of liver disorders. This article is an attempt to present the overview of pharmacognostical, phytochemical, pharmacological and antimicrobial studies reported on C. occidentalis.

Keywords: Cassia occidentalis Linn., Leguminosae, Antioxidant, Hepatoprotective, Anthraquinones.

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