Phytochemistry, pharmacology and botanical aspects of Madhuca indica: A review
Neha A Badukale, Wrushali A Panchale, Jagdish V Manwar, Bhushan R Gudalwar and Ravindra L Bakal
Medicinal plants have been used for prophylaxis, mitigation and treatment of various diseases and disorders. Madhuca indica, a plant commonly also known as Mahua, is found throughout in India. The tree is highly nutritious tree as well as used as a herbal medicine for treatment of various diseases. Various parts of plant are used by tribal people and as a folk medicine for the treatment of number of ailments. Plants shows the numbers of pharmacological and neutraceutical values. Flowers of the tree are used for induction of alcohol generation during preparation of ayurvedic formulations such as asavas and arishtas. Plant shows numerous pharmacological activities such as antidiabetic, antiulcer, hepatoprotective, antipyretic, etc. It is hidden from the eyes of researchers and other botanist. This will help in confirmation of traditional use along with value-added utility of mahua, eventually leading to higher revenues from the plant.
Neha A Badukale, Wrushali A Panchale, Jagdish V Manwar, Bhushan R Gudalwar and Ravindra L Bakal. Phytochemistry, pharmacology and botanical aspects of Madhuca indica: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(2):1280-1286. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2021.v10.i2q.13987