An Overview of Tectona grandis: Chemistry and Pharmacological Profile

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2009,3,5,181-185.
Published:January 2009
Type:Review Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

D.V. Goswami1, S.A. Nirmal1*, M.J. Patil2, N.S. Dighe3, R.B. Laware4 and S.R. Pattan3

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Pravara Rural College of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar A/P: Loni, Tal- Rahata, Dist.- Ahmednagar (M.S.) 413736

2Department of Pharmacognosy, Marathwada Mitramandal College of Pharmacy, Pimpri, Pune, M.S.

3Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pravara Rural College of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar A/P: Loni, Tal- Rahata, Dist.- Ahmednagar (M.S.) 413736.

4Department of Biopharmaceutics, Pravara Rural College of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar A/P: Loni, Tal- Rahata, Dist.- Ahmednagar (M.S.) 413736.

Abstract:

Tectona grandis (Saka) has been widely used as medicine is Ayurveda. The chemical constituents reported from this plant belong to different classes such as tannins, proteins, fatty acids, steroidal compound, resins, anthraquinone-napthquinone pigments, diterpens and dye. Sagwan has number of medicinal uses, many of which have been verified by scientific methods. This review article summarizes the chemistry and pharmacological profile of Tectona grandis.