Journal de pharmacognosie et de produits naturels

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Standardization and Biological activity of Calotropis gigantea


Vijay Danapur*, Gopinath, Shravani, Annapurna G, Sinchana and Goutami Hadimani

Calotropis gigantea (L.) is an important plant drug of Ayurveda from the ancient times of medicinal system? The Sanskrit name of Calotropis gigantea is Arka, it is also commonly called as crown flower or gaint milk weed. It is antifungal, anti-diabetic, anti-carcinogenic, expectorant and anti-inflammatory drug. The Calotropis (L.) contains anti-diabetic properties that can be identified as having a good influence on diabetes. It has specific properties that are responsible for stimulation of insulin production. The leaves and flower of Arka have certain anti-diabetic agents that improve the sensitivity of insulin and trigger secretion of insulin. The present study is on the determination of pharmacology, preliminary phyto-chemical analysis, fluorescence studies of leaves of Calotropis gigantean (L.). It also comprises the biological activities like antioxidant, anti-diabetic and anti-bacterial activities.

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