Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(14):33-38
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Phyto-Pharmacology of Caralluma Adscendens Roxb: A Review
Many herbal remedies have been employed in various medicinal systems for the treatment and management of various
diseases. The plant Caralluma adscendens has been used in different system of traditional medication for the treatment
of disease and aliments of human being. It is reported to contain various glycosides, flavonoids and steroids. It has been
reported as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, analgesic, anti ulcers, antibacterial, hypoglycemic activities.
There are also reports available for traditional uses of this plant for its dermatitis, anti-obesity, as a bloat, wound healing
activities. Many isolated constituents from Caralluma adscendens lack the reports of pharmacological activities, which
support its further pharmacological activities.