A phytopharmacological review on an Arabian medicinal plant: Caralluma flava N.E.Br

Muhammad Adil Raees

Abstract


Caralluma flava (N.E.Br.) is a medicinal plant which is gaining renowned attention in scientific community due to its potential curative powers. Traditionally, it is used in Arab regions as an anti-diabetic and anti-ulcer. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and anti-pyretic. Due to its pharmacological values, initial biological activities of C. flava have been carried out recently and some pregnane glycoside molecules have been isolated and identified from its sap. The plant lacks the reports of phytochemical studies and pharmacological activities which support its further investigation and validation of the traditional therapeutic claims. The compiled data in this review is intended to serve as a reference to many researchers and may help them to focus on the priority areas of research yet to be discovered.  


Keywords


Caralluma flava; pregnane glycoside; anticancer activity; Desmidorchis flava

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