Pharmacological Potential of Albizzia lebbeck: A Review

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2007,1,1,171-174.
Published:January 2007
Type:Plant Review
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Arvind Kumar*, A.K.Saluja, U.D.Shah, A.V.Mayavanshi

A.R.College of pharmacy and G.H. Patel Institute of Pharmacy, Vallabh vidyanagar, Anand (Gujarat), India

Abstract:

The plant Albizzia lebbeck Benth. [Mimosaceae] is reported to possess anti-asthmatic, anti-inflammatory, antifertility and anti-diarrhoeal properties. Albizzia lebbeck is an important source of chemicals of melacacidin, D- catechin, b- Sitosterol, Albiziahexoside, betulnic acid which are effective as antiseptic, anti-dysenteric, anti-tubercular and used in bronchitis, leprosy, paralysis, helmenth infection etc. Hence in view of immense medicinal importance of the plant this review is therefore an effort to compile all the information reported on its phytochemical and pharmacological activities these information will be helpful to create interest towards the plant and may be useful in developing new formulations, which are more effective and have more therapeutic value.