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.
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