EXPLORING PHYTOCHEMICALS AND PHARMACOLOGICAL USES OF CORDIA DICHOTOMA (INDIAN CHERRY): A REVIEW
The use of phytoconstituents single or combined with standard medicines has been utilized in cure of different diseases. Many plants of genus Cordia comprise of trees and shrubs are widely distributed in warmer regions and have been utilized in management of various diseases. Various phytoconstituents like flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenes, tannins, and glyceridess having different activities were screened and isolated from different parts of C. dichotoma. Various important Pharmacological properties including Antiulcer, Contraceptives, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, analgesic, anticancer, Antioxidant, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic and others have been well documented for this plant.Â Therefore, we have briefly reviewed the various bioactivities of C. dichotoma to improve our knowledge on plant phytochemicals as therapeutic entities. The present review describes the various phytoconstituents and therapeutic potential of C. dichotoma that can be followed for future research on this plant for human health benefits.Keywords: Cordia Dichotoma, phytoconstituents, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Antifertility, Traditional medicine
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