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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2015)

A Review on Gambhari (Gmelina arborea Roxb.)

Author(s):

Deepthi Pathala, Harini A, Dr. Prakash L Hegde

Abstract:
Gmelina arborea Roxb is one of theimportant medicinal plants most widely propagated and cultivated species of the family Verbenaceae. It is commonly known as “Kashmarya” and one of the herbs mentioned in all ancient scriptures of Ayurveda. It is a beautiful fast growing avenue tree that grows throughout India. This medicinal plant is highly valued from time immemorial because of its vast medicinal properties. Gambhari, an essential component among Dashamuala. Rasayana (rejuvunative), Medhya (Memory enhancer) & Vrishya (Aphrodisiac) activities have been related to its fruits, which are edible in nature. It is extensively used traditionally as antihelmintic, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, diuretic, hepatoprotective and antiepileptic agent. The present article provides review on Gambhari and pharmacological studies conducted till date.

Pages: 127-132  |  2422 Views  334 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Deepthi Pathala, Harini A, Dr. Prakash L Hegde. A Review on Gambhari (Gmelina arborea Roxb.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2015;4(2):127-132.