Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Medicinal uses of Pithecellobium dulce and its health benefits
Author(s): Kaushik V Kulkarni and Varsha R Jamakhandi
Abstract: Pithecellobium dulce has been utilized by antiquated individuals in treating various sorts of ailments due to its restorative properties. The bark and pulp being astringent and haemostatic are used to treat gum ailments, toothache and bleeding. Bark extracts are used for chronic diarrhea, dysentery, constipation and tuberculosis. Extract of leaves is employed as a remedy for indigestion and to prevent spontaneous abortion and for gall bladder ailments and to treat both open and closed wounds. Ground seed is used for treating ulcers. Studies also shows that it might help in curing diabetes, inflammation, cancer, tuberculosis, veneral diseases, bilious disorders, fever, cold, sore throat, malaria, skin pigmentation, acne and pimples, dark spots, conjunctivitis, irritable bowel syndrome, pain, eczema, panophthalmitis, leprosy. Studies have evaluated its antioxidant, anti hyperlipidemic, anti-septic, anti-bacterial properties.
How to cite this article:
Kaushik V Kulkarni and Varsha R Jamakhandi. Medicinal uses of Pithecellobium dulce and its health benefits. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(2): 700-704.