Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2015)
A review on Adansonia digitata Linn.
Author(s): Sundarambal M, Muthusamy P, Radha R, Jerad Suresh A
Abstract: Adansonia digitata native to Africa, also found in India belongs to Bombacaceae family one of the tallest trees in the world. Adansonia is regarded as the “Queen of all carbon storage trees”. Every part of the plant should be edible. Baobab is older than 4000 years. The trunk of the tree swell greatly during rainy season will absorb 1000 liters of water. From various parts of the plant various nutritional, phytochemical constituents were isolated like vitamin-C, steroids, flavonoids, epicatechin, campesterol, Tocopherol, adansonin, amino acid etc. It have so many medicinal and non medicinal uses it is used in the treatment of bronchial asthma, dermatitis, sickle cell anemia, diuretic, anti-diabetic, diarrhoea, dysentery, laxative, hiccough in children, anti-oxidant, antiinflammatory, antidote for poison, anti-trypanosome uses. The present article summarizes the review of pharmacognostical, phytochemical, pharmacological activity.