Madan Mohan Pandey and Subha Rastogi
Streblus asper Lour (Family: Moraceae), known as the toothbrush tree, is an important medicinal plant. It has been used as medicine in different parts of the world, especially in the South Asian countries, for the treatment of various diseases such as dysentery, toothache, gingivitis, filariasis, epilepsy, epistaxis, piles and stomachache. A large number of cardiac glycosides have previously been reported from the root bark of this tree. The present review provides an update on the recent research and the new reports of ethnomedicinal claims, phytochemical investigations and the advances made in pharmacological evaluations of S. asper during the period 2006-2021 in order to explore its potential for future research.
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