Cassia Fistula (Bundaralati) Linn: Phytochemical and pharmacological studies: A review
Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Mohammad Sadul Haque, Mohammad Abdul Hoque, Mohammad Manirul Islam, Shafiqul Islam
Cassia fistula L. belongs to the family of Caesalpinaceae, commonly known Amaltash, Sonalu or Bundaralati, has been used in different system of medicines since ancient times. Cassia fistula grows throughout in Bangladesh and in many other Asian countries such as India, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The aim of the present study was to provide a comprehensive review on the phytochemical and pharmacological aspects of Cassia fistula. It has a rich source of alkaloids, tannins, saponin, flavonoids and anthraquinone glycosides and secondary metabolites especially phenolic compounds. Pharmacological activities include antioxidant, hepatoprotective, wound healing, anti-diabetic, antipyretic, antibacterial and antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, CNS, leukotriene inhibition, laxative, larvicidal and ovicidal, and hypolipidemic, antifertility, anti-leishmaniatic, anti-ulcer and anti-itching activity.
Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Mohammad Sadul Haque, Mohammad Abdul Hoque, Mohammad Manirul Islam, Shafiqul Islam. Cassia Fistula (Bundaralati) Linn: Phytochemical and pharmacological studies: A review. International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 25-30