Swati Kumari, Dr. Mythili Krishna J, Dr. Arun B Joshi, Dr. Shailendra Gurav, Dr. Anant V Bhandarkar, Dr. Amit Agarwal, Dr. Deepak M and Dr. Gururaj GM
Terminalia bellerica (T. bellerica)
a tree belonging to the family Combretaceae. In Ayurvedic system of medicine, it is used as â€œhealth â€“ harmonizerâ€ in combination with Terminalia chebula
and Emblica officnalis.
It is a large deciduous tree found all over in Asia, mostly native to Sri Lanka. Traditionally, T. bellerica
is used for treatment of various diseases such as conjunctivitis, asthma, migraine, baldness, constipation and weak eyesight. It contains various phytoconstituents such as glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, phenolic compound, amino acids and saponins which are responsible for various pharmacological activities like anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, anti-salmonella, anti-biofilm, anticancer, hepatoprotective, anti-pyretic and anti-diarrheal. This review article provides comprehensive information on pharmacognostic, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of T. bellerica,
as a source for further research studies.
Swati Kumari, Dr. Mythili Krishna J, Dr. Arun B Joshi, Dr. Shailendra Gurav, Dr. Anant V Bhandarkar, Dr. Amit Agarwal, Dr. Deepak M and Dr. Gururaj GM. A pharmacognostic, phytochemical and pharmacological review of Terminalia bellerica. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(5):368-376.